Mouth Guard


Adapted to fit comfortably over the upper teeth, athletic mouth guards are made of soft plastic.Compared to the lifetime cost of dental treatment of one lost tooth at $5,000, mouth guards are extremely important.Mouth guards are a priority to sports equipment, protecting not only the teeth but also the lips, cheeks and tongue.They are also important for protection from concussions and jaw fractures.

When to wear a mouth guards?

Whenever involved in a physical activity with risk or falls or head contact with other players or equipment, mouth guards should be worn. This includes football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding and gymnastics. We generally think of football and hockey as the sports most dangerous to teeth; nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.  

How to choose a mouth guards?

Any mouth guard is better than none. But it is important to choose one that fits comfortably because if it interferes with breathing or speech or it feels bulky, it won’t be worn. The best method for ensuring proper protection, fit and comfort is to consult a Denturist.

How to care of your mouth guards?

When the mouth guard is not in use, it should be stored in a plastic container to avoid damage from excessive heat or cold.They should be washed after each use, in cold or lukewarm water because hot water may cause distortion.If you choose to freshen the taste, you may rinse your mouth guard in mouthwash.In general, a mouth guard should be replaced every two to three years.

No matter what your age or sport, mouth guards are critical to sports safety.Protect your smile and preserve your health by ensuring that you have a properly fitted mouth guard that is made by a professional.