Mouth guards should be used by both children and adults who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those participating in any recreational activity that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
Why Use a Mouth Guard When Playing Sports?
To limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue, and soft tissues of your mouth
To avoid chipping or breaking teeth
To avoid nerve damage to a tooth
To prevent tooth loss
Custom-fitted mouth protectors are recommended over mouth guards found in sporting goods stores. They are more comfortable and durable because they are individually designed and made by professionals in our dental office. First, we will make an impression of your teeth. Then, a mouth guard is molded over the model using a special material.