Athletic children and adults need to protect their teeth during sports. By having a custom made mouth-guard that fits perfectly, it will protect the teeth, tongue and lips from any trauma on the field. Mouth guards also protect against concussion injuries which are the most common and season ending injuries.
Athletes are more apt to wear custom fitted sports guards because they are more comfortable, less bulky and easier to talk with on the field. Examples of sports requiring guards are hockey, football, soccer, field hockey, martial arts, lacrosse and wresting. They are also recommended for basketball, baseball, softball, gymnastics, motocross, skateboarding, BMX bicycling, snowboarding and skiing.
Athletic mouth-guards are fabricated right here at Center Street Dental and require only two quick appointments. At the first appointment an impression is made of the patient’s upper teeth. This impression provides a mold to ensure a proper fit. The second appointment is usually a few days later. The patient is fitted for the athletic mouth-guard by the dentist. If everything fits properly it can be taken home that day. An athletic mouth-guard is a great way to protect your smile while enjoying the leisure pursuits for years to come.