Playing a sport with your teammates can be fun until an unforeseen mouth injury occurs. Prevent the likelihood of any bump or hit to the face from causing severe damage with a custom-made mouth guard.
Our Washington, MI, dentist will take an impression of your teeth and mold a mouth guard from that model using a special material. When finished, you’ll have a personalized mouth guard to comfortably wear for contact and non-contact sports.
When Do I Need a Mouth Guard?
It is encouraged that children, teens, and adults who engage in contact sports like football, soccer, basketball, hockey, and lacrosse wear a. If you fit into this category, our dentist can create a custom-fitted mouth guard that is durable and comfortable for regular play.
Having the mouth guard in place while playing sports reduces the risk of:
- Tooth loss
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Injuries to the tongue, lips, and soft tissues in the mouth
- Nerve damage to a tooth
In addition to contact sports, there are other activities where an individual would benefit from wearing a mouth guard. These include skateboarding, mountain biking, rollerblading, snowboarding, and more. Don’t hesitate to ask our dentist about having a mouth guard created for you to wear during a recreational activity.
Can Mouth Guards Still Be Worn if I Have Braces?
Yes, they can! A facial injury during sports play has the potential to not only damage your teeth but the brackets and wires of your braces as well. Wearing a mouth guard created by our dentist over your braces can reduce the chances of any component breaking and then cutting the inside of your cheeks, lips, or tongue.