Bur Oak Dental
A SPorts Guard Can Protect Your Teeth
If you or your child is involved in sports, you need to consider wearing a sports mouth guard.
A mouth guard can protect the teeth from injury during any sport where a player might have contact with another person, a ball, sporting equipment, or the ground.
We can fit you with a custom mouth guard whether you play hockey, basketball, volleyball or any other sport where falls or contact to the head may occur. Contact us today to learn more!
Why Wear a Mouth Guard?
Mouth guards have been proven to reduce the risk of sports-related oral injuries.
These injuries can include:
- Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Tooth loss
- Injury to lips or tongue
- Fractured jaw
Contact sports might require a mouth guard as part of a player’s standard equipment, but athletes in any sport should wear a mouth guard for the sake of their oral health. All it takes is one hit to cause an expensive dental emergency, or worse.
Custom Made vs. Store-Bought Mouth Guards
Many sporting goods stores sell pre-made mouth guards or “boil-and-bite” mouth guards, which claim to give a secure fit. However, these mouth guards simply don’t fit as well as a custom mouth guard.
An ill-fitting mouth guard can slip out of place and even cause further injury. When it comes to your teeth, it’s better to play it safe and opt for a custom mouth guard. Our team will create a custom athletic mouth guard that fits snugly and is comfortable in the mouth for maximum protection.