Mouth Guards


Mouth guards help protect the teeth and gums from traumatic injury, by cushioning the blow to the face, minimizing the risk of fracturing teeth and injury to the soft tissues of the mouth.
Wearing a mouth guard can help reduce the risk of sustaining a concussion.

The American Dental Association estimates that mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. Mouth guards are for more than football. Any sport that carries a significant risk of injury are indications for a mouth guard. This includes a wide range of sports such as hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, martial arts, gymnastics and volleyball.

But not all mouth guards are created equal.

Store bought ‘boil and bite’ type mouth guards are typically ill fitting and not of sufficient thickness in critical areas. A custom fitted mouth guard is the best protection. A properly fitted mouth guard is protective, comfortable, not bulky, causes minimal interference to speaking and breathing, has excellent retention, and sufficient thickness in critical areas.

For more information on mouthguards go to  SportsDentistry.com and see why the one I provide is the best.