Mouth Guards are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports. They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:
A mouthguard helps prevent structural damage to your teeth and jaw, and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouthguards have been shown to decrease the risk of concussions.
Mouthguards are available in sporting goods stores. However, you should be careful when purchasing one. Store-bought mouthguards do not offer the highest level of protection. They usually do not fit properly and can be uncomfortable.
For the best comfort and protection, you should visit your dentist for a custom mouthguard fitting. A custom mouthguard is created specifically for your mouth and provides optimal protection. It is created with thin plastic that is hardened to protect your teeth. The thinness of the mouthguard allows for easy breathing and communication which is essential for playing sports.
Contact your dentist today for a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth as well as your performance on the field, court, or rink.