Custom Athletic Mouth Guards From Your Brookline, MA Dentist
Mouth guards are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports. They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:
- …any sport where contact is a possibility.
Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent against structural damage to your teeth and jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions.
What About Store-Bought Mouth Guards?
While mouth guards are available in most sporting goods stores, you should be careful when purchasing one because store-bought mouth guards do not offer the best level of protection. They are usually ill-fitting and can be uncomfortable since they are not made specifically to fit your mouth.
For the highest level of comfort and protection, you should visit your Brookline dentist to be fitted for a custom mouth guard. A custom athletic mouth guard is created specifically for the optimal protection of YOUR mouth, not just anyone's mouth. It is created with thin plastic that is hardened to protect your teeth. The thinness of the custom mouth guard allows for easy breathing and easy communication (especially important for you star quarterbacks calling out the signals).