Sports Mouth Guards
A sports mouthguard is a dental appliance used to help lower the risk of oral injuries during physical activities, such as contact sports. Accidents can happen when participating in any athletic activity. Without the use of a mouth guard, injuries that could occur include chipped or broken teeth, damage to the root of the tooth, broken crowns, fractured jaws, and concussion. For this reason, any athlete- adults and children alike- should be fitted for a mouthguard.
There are many different options available such as stock mouth guards and the boil-and-bite variety of mouthguard, which can be purchased at your local sports store. However, the safest and most effective option is a custom-fitted mouthguard which can be made by our dental professional at Appleby Dental Care. With custom-fitted mouth guards, our dental professional makes an impression of your teeth and uses the impression as a mould to create the custom-fitted mouthguard. This allows for the mouth guard to cover all the teeth and stay firmly in place, offering maximum protection against injury.