Dental injuries are common during many sports activities. Types of injury can be painful, disfiguring and expensive to treat. Injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to chipped or broken teeth, knocked out teeth and even broken jaw. Many dental injuries can be prevented with proper protection.
Sports mouth guards protects your teeth, jaw and head when involved in an active sports such as football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and basketball. Even activities such as skateboarding and cycling can cause dental injuries. Mouth guards are recommended for engaging in aggressive activities.
Types of Mouth guards
Custom fitted mouth guards are comfortable and will not interfere with breathing and swallowing.
Store bought mouth guards can be less costly however they are uncomfortable and if they do not fit properly it will not provide adequate protection. This may also interfere with breathing and swallowing.