Smiling, talking, eating are heavily reliant on your teeth – especially your front teeth. Each time we play a sport or engage in physical activity, we compromise our teeth and being aware of this and knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is essential.
A mouthguard helps to protect and cushion any facial impact, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. A mouthguard typically covers the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age.
The best mouthguard is a custom-made one that we make for you in our office. These are individually created for the best fit and are the most comfortable option available.
If these are outside your financial comfort zone, there are boil and bite options available as well. These mouth protectors can be bought at many sporting goods stores and drugstores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They are first softened in water (boiled), then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth. Always follow the manufacturers’ instructions on these options to ensure the best fit possible.
Feel free to reach out to us so we can help you select a mouthguard that will provide the right protection and work well for you.