If you participate in any kind of athletics, our dentist and team recommend that you wear a sports mouth guard. Also known as athletic mouth guards, this oral appliance works to protect your teeth and mouth during play so that you can keep your smile healthy. Sports guards are often required equipment for high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, rugby, basketball, soccer and boxing, but they are also beneficial for athletes participating in more individual sports such as running and biking. Even if your sport does not require a mouth guard, we recommend that you consider using one just in case.
There are several types of mouth guards available. Generic “stock” mouth guards and “boil and bite” guards can be purchased at many sporting goods stores. However, the best results for your mouth guard are achieved by using a custom-made appliance. Custom-made sports guards are designed to fit your teeth and mouth perfectly, providing the maximum amount of protection to prevent dental injury to your teeth as well as the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums. Sports guards also help reduce the chances of sustaining a jaw or neck injury.
For more information about sports mouth guards in Newport Beach, California, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jon Glenn, call us today at 949-644-0071.