Mouth guards are oral appliances that are designed to cover over your teeth to protect them from injury while on the field or court. Contact sports like rugby or boxing are often at the highest risk for dental injuries, so athletes involved in contact sports should always wear mouth guards.
How Mouth Guards Work
Should your smile take a blow during a game, the mouth guard works as additional support to cushion your teeth, and also to disperse and evenly distribute the blow. Furthermore, mouth guards also prevent broken or chipped teeth, as well as prevent lacerations to the soft tissue in the mouth.
Custom Mouth Guards
Professional, custom-fit mouth guards are the best option for optimal comfort, protection, and durability. These types of mouth guards are professionally fitted to an individual’s mouth by a dentist and then professionally fabricated in a dental lab.
Because custom mouth guards do not lose their shape, this type of mouth guard provides the best level of comfort and protection. They are also the most durable and if properly cared for, will last a very long time.
In addition to their high-levels of comfort, protection, and durability, custom mouth guards also offer the opportunity for an athlete to add his or her personal touch. Custom mouth guards can be made in a variety of different colors. The name of the athlete, jersey number, school logo, or other types of graphics can also be incorporated into a custom mouth guard making it a work of art unlike any other.
Talk to a Dental Care Professional
It’s always best to talk to a dental care professional about mouth guard options so you can get the best advice for your specific needs and conditions. If you would like to learn more about our professional, custom-fit mouth guards, please contact us by calling (04) 803 3228 or send us a website message at any time.