A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used to prevent mouth, face and jaw injuries common in sports. According to the American Dental Association, one-third of dental injuries are sports-related and include chipped or broken teeth or dental work, cheek and lip damage, broken jaws and even concussions! Using a guard can prevent more than 200,000 injuries a year!
Clearly, a mouth guard should be considered essential for all athletes, whether child or adult. There are various types of mouth guards available and while stock mouth guards and boil and bite guards that can be purchased in the store are inexpensive, they are not as effective as a mouth guard custom made by a dentist.
Our custom mouth guards will be made to fit your mouth perfectly by taking impressions of your teeth. We only use high-quality materials that offer maximum comfort and protection, and will not interfere with your breathing or speech.
Night guards are also a valuable tool. Clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth while you sleep is a condition called bruxism, which can cause damage to your teeth. Wearing a mouth guard while you sleep can help to prevent this damage.
For more information about mouth guards and how they can help you and your children, give us a call today at (770) 824-8904.