Mouth Guards

WHEN SHOULD SOMEONE WEAR A MOUTH GUARD?

People should wear a mouth guard whenever they are involved in an activity with a risk of falls or of head contact with other players or equipment. This includes football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, even gymnastics. We usually think of football and hockey as the most dangerous sports for teeth, but nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.

HOW DOES ONE CHOOSE A MOUTH GUARD?

Any mouth guard is better than no mouth guard. However, it is important to choose a mouth guard that fits comfortably. If a mouth guard interferes with breathing or speech, or if it feels bulky, it won't be worn. The best way to ensure the proper protection, fit and comfort is to consult your Denturist.