A mouthguard is the very best protection you can offer your smile! Imperative during any form of contact sport; a properly fitting mouthguard can prevent broken teeth as well as injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw.
Accidents can happen at any time on the field. A mouthguard will help cushion the blow to your face, which otherwise may have resulted in tooth loss. Chips or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth or even tooth loss; are all much more likely to occur if you are not wearing a mouthguard.
Correctly fitting mouthguards will stay in place whilst you are wearing them; enabling you to breathe and talk as usual. Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury should wear a mouthguard. This includes a wide range of sports like football, hockey, basketball, baseball, gymnastics and volleyball. A properly fitted mouthguard is especially important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work.
A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries. Mouthguards are custom made for your individual dental needs. Contact our dental practice today and we will help you look after your teeth tomorrow.