Mouthguard Q&A

Sports Mouthguards

Do you or your child play contact sports? Dr. Joyce Kim offers custom-fit mouthguards for children and adults. She will work with you or your child to create a custom mouthguard and will ensure that you are receiving comfortable care every step of the way.


Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about mouthguards below:

Do mouthguards protect teeth?

Yes, mouth guards ensure that teeth are not chipped, cracked, or broken due to injuries sustained during contact sports. Wearing a mouthguard can help prevent the need for restorative solutions for missing and damaged teeth in the future.

Can mouthguards prevent concussions?

Yes, mouth guards help absorb shock by stabilizing the head and neck. They also limit movement when the jaw is hit to stop injury.

How often should you change your mouthguard?

Mouthguards should be replaced every year to ensure that they conform to teeth and remain thick enough to cushion teeth. When mouth guards lose their thickness they can become less effective, so it is important to replace them and take care of them properly.


Do you or your child need a custom mouthguard? Call Loyalsock Dental today at (570) 224-9992. You can also schedule an appointment online here.