If you or your child is involved in sports, you need to consider wearing a sports mouth guard. A mouth guard can protect the teeth from injury during any sport where a player might have contact with another person, a ball, sporting equipment, or the ground.
Our Grand Rapids sports dentists can fit you with a custom mouth guard to set you up for success on the field.
Why Wear a Mouth Guard?
have been proven by the American Dental Association (ADA) to reduce the risk of sports-related oral injuries.
These injuries can include:
- Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Tooth loss
- Injury to lips or tongue
- Damage to tooth root
- Fractured jaw
Contact sports might require a dental emergency. An athletic mouth guard can protect against injury and protect the athlete’s teeth as well as the soft tissues of their mouth.as part of a player’s standard equipment, but athletes in any sport should wear a mouth guard for the sake of their oral health. All it takes is one hit to cause an expensive
Custom Made vs. Store-Bought Mouth Guards
Many sporting goods stores sell pre-made mouth guards or “boil-and-bite” mouth guards, which claim to give a secure fit. However, these mouth guards simply don’t fit as well as a custom mouth guard from our experienced Grand Rapids dentists.
An ill-fitting mouth guard can slip out of place and even cause further injury. When it comes to your teeth, it’s better to play it safe and opt for a custom mouth guard. Our team will create a custom athletic mouth guard that fits snugly and comfortable in the mouth for maximum protection.
Stay Safe with a Custom Mouth Guard
Our Grand Rapids, MI, sports dentists are happy to custom-fit your mouth guard to keep you safe while you play. Call Bander Dental Group today at (616) 949-5980, or contact us online to request an appointment.