Phone: 910-778-8485 fax: 910-778-8477

2980 Ray Road Spring Lake NC 28390 Near Overhills Schools

Vincent Vissichelli, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients.

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Mouthguard History

First mouthguards used in Boxing

Mouthguards were made out of cotton, tape, sponge, or small pieces of wood.  The boxers had to clench to keep these in.

1892 – A British Denits, Dr. Woolf Krause, used a natural rubber resin, gutta-percha, to protect boxers’ teeth.

1921 – Phillip Krause, Woolf’s son, created a mouthguard, called a gum shield, that could be reused.

Early 20th century – American denitst , Dr. Thomas Carlos and Dr. E. Allen Franke developed mouthguards that could be reused.

Today we have Custom-fitted, Stock, Boil and Bite

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