Play Hard, But Protect Those Teeth Using a Mouth Guard

Athletic guards or mouth guards are tremendously advantageous for athletes of any age to wear during sporting events. The top sports where you should ALWAYS wear a mouth guard are:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Softball/Baseball
  • Volleyball

Athletes take elbows, shoulders, balls and athletic equipment to the face and mouth all the time. Just look at UNR’s basketball team. This year a player had his tooth knocked out by taking an elbow to the mouth.

Athletic guards help to protect the teeth from chipping and chattering together if the lower jaw is hit into their upper jaw. They also help protect the teeth from lacerating your lips or even cutting through your lips. And they help absorb some of the impact if the teeth are hit directly, helping to avoid losing a tooth.

Often over the counter “boil and bite” athletic guards are bulky and don’t fit well, making them less likely to be worn and thus not protecting your mouth, teeth, and lips. Custom made athletic guards will not only fit better but will be much less bulky and come in a variety of colors. These small but substantial differences in fit and comfort could be the difference between you wearing or not wearing your mouth guard. Wearing a mouth guard now can potentially save you from costly ER bills and dental visits later.

At Floss Dental Boutique we can fabricate your athletic guard in almost any color you choose. It will require about a 20-30 minute appointment for impressions, and about 1 week later we will have your custom athletic guard ready for pick up.

We only get one set of permanent teeth. It is senseless to loose or break teeth irreparably when the simple solution of wearing a mouth guard during sporting activities could help prevent permanent damage.