If you play a contact sport, you’ll want to ask your dentist about getting an athletic mouth guard. While generic mouth guards are sold in sporting good stores, they don’t offer the same level of protection or comfort as a custom mouth guard.
A sports mouth guard from our Holland dentist will allow you to breathe, speak, and drink properly so you can focus on the game.
How Mouth Guards Work
A mouth guard is a removable oral appliance that fits over your upper teeth. Athletes wear mouth guards to protect their teeth from blunt force trauma to the face while playing sports. For example, mouth guards protect football players from getting traumatic dental injuries every time they’re tackled to the ground.
Benefits of Mouth Guards
The cost of a custom mouth guard is significantly less than what it would cost to pay for expensive tooth restorations like dental bridges or crowns. A mouth guard will also prevent your season from being cut short due to traumatic dental injuries.
Candidates for Mouth Guards
Whether you need a mouth guard for football, boxing, hockey, or another contact sport, we will be able to create a mouth guard that offers the best dental protection for the sport you play. There are also health benefits for wearing a mouth guard for non-contact sports where oral injury is still a risk, such as skateboarding. If you aren’t sure whether you need a mouth guard for the sport you play, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with our dentist for athletes.
Protect Your Teeth
Our Holland, MI, sports injury dentist is dedicated to helping patients maintain good oral health through quality dental treatments. If you are interested in getting fitted for a custom athletic mouth guard, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online.