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Sports Guards

According to the American Dental Association, a sports guard or mouth protector should be used by anyone participating in any sport which carries a significant risk of facial injury. Sports guards minimize the risk of broken or knocked out teeth, and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth and face by covering the upper teeth and cushioning blows to the face and jaw.

Pre-made sports guards or boil and bite guards are available in stores and are inexpensive; however, they often do not fit well, feel uncomfortable, and might not adequately protect during a facial trauma. Sports guards custom made in our office or dental lab will fit the child’s teeth precisely and comfortably to provide the most reliable protection as well as allow for normal speech.