A mouthguard is highly recommended for all adults or children involved in active sports such as hockey, baseball, soccer, football, or martial arts. Studies show that athletes who wear mouthguards have 60% fewer injuries to their teeth.
Athletic mouth guards are custom fitted at our office. It is important that the fit of the mouthguard is comfortable and that it does not interfere with breathing or talking. Commercial mouthguards are less effective and may interfere with speech and/or breathing and often are not sufficiently retentive.
A properly fitted mouthguard must be:
- Tear resistant
- Have excellent retention and fit
- Cause minimal interference with speaking and breathing