Sports guards are dental devices used to protect the mouth and teeth from possible trauma. These vital athletic devices offer protection in sports, as most injuries—in basketball, rugby, hockey, and even gymnastics—affect the face and head. Mouth guards are typically used over the upper teeth to avoid lesions on cheeks and lips, as well as damage to the teeth. If you wear braces or veneers, you must protect yourself even more by wearing one of these devices.
Types of sports mouth guards
- Mouth guards can be bought over-the-counter and are easily available at sports shops; however, they have a general size and are both bulky and hard. Although durable to resist force, they are less likely to provide comfort.
- A custom-made mouth guard involves taking your teeth impression, then sending the model to a dental lab. This will guarantee more comfort, security, and a perfect fit. They can also be manually designed to adjust the proper thickness and resistance.
Mouth guards are typically used over the upper teeth to avoid lesions on the cheeks and lips, as well as damage to the teeth. If you’re wearing teeth appliances like braces or veneers, you have to wear this device during physical activities since you can’t remove them. Sports guards will protect both your teeth and its their appliances from a significant impact.
At Wortley Road Dental, we can create a custom-made mouth guard for you to help better guarantee the comfort and security of your teeth. The first step is taking an impression of your teeth and sending it to the dental lab. Since custom-made sports mouth guards are made after your exact teeth structure, they should be a perfect fit. They can also be designed for both kids and adults with the proper thickness and resistance for your mouth.
Everyone should protect themselves while enjoying the activities they love doing. Contact our dentist in London Centre to book an appointment for professional advice to keep your teeth safe.