Do you play sports or participate in other athletic activities? If so, you may need a sports mouth guard. Also known as an athletic mouth guard, this custom-made oral appliance is designed to protect your teeth during physical activities so that you can maintain your oral health and smile.
Sports guards are designed to fit over your teeth, preventing them from sustaining injury or damage while you enjoy sports and other athletics. Our experienced dentist and team recommend that all athletes wear this oral appliance, especially if they participate in high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, rugby and basketball. In fact, many high-contact sports list these mouth guards as required equipment for participation.
While you can purchase more generic sports guards at many athletic equipment stores, a custom-made guard is the safest and most effective option for protecting your smile. Custom-made guards are designed to fit your mouth perfectly, giving you a more comfortable experience as well as better protection. Sports guards prevent damage to your teeth as well as injuries to the soft oral tissues, such as the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums.
For more information about sports mouth guards in Louisville, Colorado, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tracey Hughes, call Boulder Valley Dental Center today at 720-637-3137.