Sports mouth guards are coverings worn over your teeth, used to protect your teeth, gums and lips from sports injury.
People of all ages who participate in contact and non-contact sports should wear mouth guards. According to the American Dental Association people who wear mouth guards are two times less likely to get an oral injury during sports.
There are three types of mouth guards:
The “boil and bite” mouth guard is made from thermoplastic material. It is placed in hot water to soften, then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth using finger and tongue pressure. They are also available at sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth guards, but may not have sufficient thickness in critical areas.
Custom mouth guards are individually designed and provide the most comfort and protection of all mouth guards. At Anderson Dentistry we provide custom mouth guards which are comfortable, have excellent retention, durable, easy to clean, and will not restrict your breathing or speech.
Call us for a consultation; we can help you determine the option that is right for you and your active family.