Sports Mouth Guards
What is a Sports Mouth Guard?
A sports mouth guard is a custom-made dental appliance that is designed to be worn over your teeth to protect them from injury during sports.
Most often used in contact sports, like hockey and football, sports mouth guards are also a good idea for any sport where there's a chance that your face will come into contact with another person or object, like in soccer and gymnastics.
Custom Mouth Guards
When you sustain a blow to the mouth, a mouth guard acts like a cushion that absorbs the impact more evenly. It provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue surrounding them, preventing injuries like chipped or broken teeth and cuts to lips and gums.
Having a mouth guard that fits properly helps provide better protection and fit. Our Sault Ste Marie dentists create custom mouth guards that are designed to fit each patient's unique mouth. By taking a digital scan of your teeth, your dentist will ensure a secure, comfortable fit.
With proper care and storage, your custom mouth guard will protect you for many years to come.