Athletic Mouth Guards

If you or your child is involved in sports, you need to consider wearing a sports mouth guard. They can protect 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 dentists can fit you with a custom mouth guard to set you up for success on the field.

Why Wear a Mouth Guard?

Mouth guards 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 mouth guard as part of a player’s standard equipment, but athletes in any sport should wear one for the sake of their oral health. All it takes is one hit to cause an expensive dental emergency. An athletic mouthguard can protect against injury and protect the athlete’s teeth as well as the soft tissues of their mouth.

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 comfortably 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. To schedule an appointment, call the Bander Dental Group today at (616) 949-5980, or contact us online to request an appointment.

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