There are certain sports for which wearing a mouth guard is highly recommended. These include football, hockey, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, softball, and gymnastics. A sports mouth guard is a dental appliance used to cover the upper teeth to protect against injury while being engaged in sports. They are typically made of plastic but can also be made from rubber. A custom-made sports mouth guard is personalized to perfectly fit over your teeth.
Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create the mouth guard. We will also check the fit of the mouth guard to make sure it's comfortable and protective. Once you receive your sports mouth guard, we will show you how to put it in your mouth and remove it and how to keep it clean.
What Sports Mouth Guard Do I Need?
If you actively participate in sports, your dentist may recommend you wear a mouth guard. A mouth guard, or sports mouth guard, is worn over your teeth and gums to protect them from injury. This oral appliance can help to prevent broken teeth, jaw fractures, and more.
There are different types of mouth guards, but the best option is a custom mouth guard. The dentist will take a mold of your teeth and use it to create a mouth guard that fits perfectly. These mouth guards are comfortable to wear and offer the best protection.
Types of Mouth Guards
Custom-made mouth guards
Custom-made mouth guards are custom-made to fit your teeth and mouth. They are made from high-quality materials. They will not fall out and are more durable.
At Wade K. Marler, D.D.S, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (253) 852-0480 or visit us at 17203 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042.