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
- …any sport where contact is a possibility
Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent against structural damage to your teeth and jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions.
Mouth guards are available in most sporting goods stores, but you should be careful when purchasing a mouth guard. Mouth guards like this do not offer the best level of protection. They are also usually ill-fitting and uncomfortable.
For the highest level of comfort and protection, we can design a custom mouth guard for you. A custom mouth guard is created specifically for the optimal protection of YOUR mouth. It is created with thin plastic that surrounds and cushions your teeth. The thinness of the custom mouth guard allows for easier breathing and also allows for better communication with teammates (especially important for you star quarterbacks!).
See Dr. Eggert today for a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth and ensure that you maintain the highest level of performance on the field, court, or rink.