Most recreational athletes or parents of children who play sports know all about the importance of a mouth guard. Indeed, according to the American Dental Association, “athletes who play sports with a mouth guard are 60 times less likely to damage their teeth than those who play without one.” Ultimately, mouth guards can prevent tooth damage and the need for extractions or treatments such as bridges and dental implants. It’s fairly easy to find standard, one-size fits all mouthguards in a variety of sports stores.
However, it’s important to consider purchasing a custom-fit mouth guard. A custom-fit mouth guard is made by a dentist and fits the mouth perfectly, making the device more successful at preventing broken teeth and oral injuries from playing sports.
If you have any questions about mouth guards or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.