Being active is great! But, when it comes to impact made to the mouth and face, you can’t just “walk-off” the effects of a knocked-out tooth. Athletic mouth guards are an essential piece of any athlete’s uniform – especially those playing contact sports.
Athletic guards, also called sports guards and sports mouth guards, are a protective device that shield teeth from impact to the mouth and head. This thick, rubbery device fits perfectly over the biting surface of teeth and can be worn during physical activity.
Whether it's your child or you wearing it, an athletic mouth guard can provide several benefits for an array of sports, including wrestling, football, hockey, and lacrosse. The benefits include:
Ideally, athletic mouth guards are changed every season. As you brace for impact, clench, and so forth during athletic activity, your mouth guard is facing the brunt of that force. So, wear and tear are natural. A fresh sports guard each season will ensure you’re getting optimal protection. We recommend talking to us about mouth guards at your regular checkups every six months.
It’s better to be safe than sorry. A custom-fit athletic mouth guard in Metairie can make all the difference in personal protection during contact sports. Should you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, please contact our team at The Dental Suite today.