The face is one of the most vulnerable places you could get hit while playing contact sports. Yet, too many athletes don’t wear sports mouth guards to protect their teeth, gums, and jaws. This is unfortunate, considering that a can prevent most oral injuries. A is an oral appliance you wear over your upper teeth that helps to cushion a blow to the face.
A mouth guard from the sporting goods store isn’t enough to protect yourself. These mouth guards often fit too tight or loose to protect your teeth in the event of a collision. They also tend to be uncomfortable, which is why serious athletes avoid wearing them. A custom mouth guard from one of our dentists will fit comfortably so you can focus on the game. You’ll also be able to breathe much better with a sports mouth guard from our dentists.
What To Expect
It’ll take two appointments to get your custom mouth guard. During your first appointment with us, we’ll take digital impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. When you return for your second appointment, your custom mouth guard will be ready. Before you leave, our dentist will make sure your mouth guard is the perfect fit.
Don’t let cost be the main reason you don’t get a custom mouth guard. Preventive dentistry costs much less than trying to salvage broken teeth. Not to mention, losing a tooth can have significant long-term effects on your oral health. Call today to get a sports mouth guard from one of our dentists.
Learn More About Sports Dentistry
The Grandville Dental Health Center is now offering sports dentistry! Our dentists in Grandville, MI, would be more than happy to determine whether a mouth guard would be of help. To request an appointment, please call (616) 531-0360.