As part of our commitment to helping you protect your smile, our dentists and team offer sports mouth guards. We recommend that anyone who participates in a sport use a customized mouth guard to protect their teeth and smile. Sports guards are designed to fit comfortably over your teeth and work to prevent injuries such as chipped or knocked-out teeth, as well as damage to your tongue, lips, cheeks and gums. Additionally, custom mouth guards reduce the likelihood of jaw and neck injuries while playing sports.
Sports mouth guards are often a required piece of gear for high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, rugby, soccer, basketball and boxing. However, mouth guards can be highly beneficial even if you participate in individual athletic activities such as running or biking. Even if a mouth guard is not required to participate in an athletic activity or sport, we recommend that you consider using one just in case.
You can purchase generic “stock” mouth guards at most local sporting goods stores, but we recommend that you meet with our dentists to receive a customized mouth guard. Customized mouth guards provide better protection and are more comfortable to wear.
For more information about sports mouth guards and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, contact our office today.