Athletic activity poses a threat to teeth and orthodontic devices, especially in young patients. If you or a member of your family is active in sports, it’s essential to protect against harm with a specially-made sports mouth guard. Mouth guards are often overlooked as a part of sports equipment, but patients who use them are up to sixty times less likely to suffer oral injuries compared to those who don’t.
Sports mouth guards provide lasting protection for your smile when utilized, stored and cared for properly.
It is important to select a mouth guard that is easy to clean, unlikely to tear, comfortable, and does not inhibit speech or breathing in any way.
Here are some tips on taking good care of your mouth guard: