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How to Boil a Mouth Guard?

Author: Dr. Mike Williams (Michael Williams)

Tagged: mouthguard, boil and bite, fitting

The "boil and bite" mouthguards are made of a thermo-plastic material which allows it to molded to the athlete's mouth during fitting.  Each manufacture suggests different heating times.  Generally the water is brought to a boil and the mouthguard is placed into the water for a short time and then removed , placed into the mouth and molded around the teeth while it mouthpiece cools and shrinks to fit.

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