Most people would have worn a mouth guard or sports guard at one point in their lives. It may not seem like an important piece of plastic but a professionally custom made, well-fitting mouth guard can be the difference between losing or saving your teeth in the event of an injury to your mouth.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouth guard whenever you play sports that involve physical contact or moving objects.
A few sports where custom made mouth guards are highly recommended are:
– American football
A well fitting professional custom made mouth guard can help protect your mouth against trauma and attempt to reduce the risk of tooth loss.
The mouth guards available at Swinton Dental Practice are moulded and designed specifically to fit your teeth and mouth, cushioning and protecting them from damage.
Mouth guards are available in a range of colours and designs from clear to multi coloured and flag designs.
Depending on your age, your mouth guard may need replacing if you are still growing; new teeth will replace baby teeth and so the mouth guard will no longer fit comfortably and provide the same level of protection for your teeth. The mouth guard may become too tight or loose, and will need to be remade to fit the new shape of your mouth.
Adults may not need to have their mouth guards replaced unless it becomes damaged or is lost. Mouth guards are like any other form of sports equipment and will suffer from wear and tear. It is recommended that you bring your mouth guard along to your check-up, so it can be checked.