Mouth guards are soft devices that keep your upper and lower teeth from making contact. They are also used to protect your mouth from injuries when playing contact sports or doing recreational activities. Your Trafalgar dentist provides dental sports guards or athletic mouth guards for active people.
Do You Need a Sports Guard?
Anyone who regularly plays contact sports or engages in activities that may pose injury to the mouth and face can benefit from wearing a sports guard. Dental injuries are very common during athletic activity, and sports guards can minimize the risk of everything from a cut on the lip to broken teeth to fractured jaws. Without protection, dental injuries can be complicated and expensive to treat, and they can also lead to more serious problems.
Generic sports guards are sold in many department stores and drug stores, but they are not the best choice if you want ultimate protection, comfort and perfect fit. Generic sports guard can be flimsy and interfere with speaking and breathing. They can also be bulky and uncomfortable. A better option is a boil and bite mouth guard that is available in sporting goods stores. You must place the device in boiling water to soften the material, and then bite down on the device and mold it to your teeth.
Custom Sports Guards
For ultimate comfort, durability and protection, Dentist recommends custom sports guards. To determine the best type of mouth piece for the sport or activity, Dentist will examine your mouth, head and jaw and review your medical history. You may need a 3.5 mm thick sports guard for wrestling or mountain biking, or a thicker one (5 mm) for martial arts, boxing, skateboarding and heavy contact sports.
Learn how sports guards can prevent dental injuries. Visit Trafalgar Dental Care today or make an appointment with your dentist in Trafalgar.