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Why Sports Mouth Guards for Adults Are Worth the Investment

A sports mouth guard in it's case

When it comes to protecting your teeth while playing sports, there is truly no better option than sports mouth guards. When it comes to choosing your mouth guard, it is recommended to get your mouth guard from an Edmonton dentist. At Westmount Dental Centre in Edmonton, we not only make custom sports mouth guards for children but for adults as well.

What is a Sports Mouth Guard?

A sports mouth guard is a protective device worn on the teeth. This simple piece of sporting equipment can be highly effective at reducing dental injuries while playing sports, allowing you to stay active while maintaining good dental health.

How Sports Mouth Guards Prevent Dental Injuries

Because a sports mouth guard is placed over top of the teeth, it can absorb a good deal of the force from any facial impact. Dental injuries are very common in both children and adults who play sports. In fact, they are the most common type of orofacial injury from sports participation. A proper sports mouth guard greatly reduces the risk of many different types of dental injuries, including tooth chips, breaks, and fractures, or of a tooth getting knocked out.

Additional Benefits of Sports Mouth Guards

Sports mouth guards come with numerous benefits on top of preventing tooth injuries. They also help to prevent soft tissue damage inside of the mouth, such as on the cheeks, tongue, or lips. A well-fitted sports mouth guard is comfortable to wear as well, allowing you to effectively communicate with your teammates and to breathe freely. All of this can contribute to helping you play more confidently.

Types of Sports Mouth Guards Available in Edmonton

There are three main types of sports mouth guards. Stock mouth guards found in sports and big-box retailers come in pre-formed sizes, which means that they may not be very comfortable or very well-fitted. Boil and bite mouth guards are slightly more effective because you can boil them and bite down on them for a more customized fit. However, nothing beats the effectiveness and comfort of a sports mouth guard custom-fabricated specifically for you by a skilled Edmonton dentist.

Which Sports Require a Mouth Guard?

Dentists recommend wearing a sports mouth guard for any sport that involves body contact, flying equipment, or the potential for a fall. This includes soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, boxing, acrobatics, bicycling, skiing, football, baseball, and more. At the end of the day, your teeth will be a lot safer if you wear a mouth guard while playing any sport.

Get Well-Fitting, Custom Sports Mouth Guards in Edmonton

The most effective type of sports mouth guard is one that has been made specifically for you. Our team of family dentists at Westmount Dental Centre can take care of all your dental health needs. Our custom-made sports mouth guards can help prevent dental and other orofacial injuries in active adults. The small investment is definitely worth the physical, emotional, and financial strain of dealing with a dental or orofacial injury.

For more information on our sports mouth guards in Edmonton, just contact Westmount Dental Centre today.


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