mouth-guardWe want to remind our patients and parents that a well-fitting mouth guard is an athlete’s best friend. Using a mouth guard during sports can help reduce the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue, and soft tissues of your mouth. Mouth guards also help you avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, or even tooth loss. Only a few sports programs including most football teams require mouth guard use. Studies show, however, that there are just as many oral injuries in basketball as there are in football. Our office is equipped to make custom guards for use in any sport. A custom mouth guard is both comfortable and protective.

We first make an impression of the upper teeth. Then you select clear or a combination of colors for your guard. The appliance is made and delivered at a second appointment within just a few days. Keep those teeth protected again sports injuries!

Notice in the picture above, Chicago Bulls All-Star Joakim Noah (on the Florida Gators at the time) suffered an agonizing mouth injury from an elbow to the face during his college basketball career at UF. Notice his avulsed (“knocked out”) front tooth inches away from his face on the court!