Bop Stopper Keeps Smiles Intact With Cross-linked Polyolefin Foam

LAWRENCE, MA (November 17, 1997) – Using relatively inexpensive foam materials, a Pennsylvania pediatric dentist has developed a sophisticated, multi-use disposable mouth guard any parent or sports team can afford. In addition, the Bop Stopper mouth guard can be trimmed for a custom fit in a matter of minutes.

The Bop Stopper was invented by Theodore P. Croll, D. D. S, who has treated numerous sports related dental injuries during his career. He said that there has always been a need for a low-cost mouth guard that is comfortable, protective, fits well and is readily adaptable to various mouth sizes and shapes. Teaming up with Be Safe Products, Inc. (Roanoke, Va.), Klann Plastics (Waynesboro, Va.) and Dentaurum USA (Newtown, Penn.), Croll designed the Bop Stopper using closed-celled, cross-linked polyolefin foam, similar to the protective material used in sports helmets.