What is a sports mouth guard?

A sports mouth guard is an oral appliance specifically designed to be worn during sports. Sports guards are flexible, custom-fitted mouth guards that are recommended to protect your teeth from trauma during athletic and recreational activities.

Do I need a sports mouth guard?

Dr. Nadia Hamouda, our gentle dentist, may recommend a sports mouth guard in Ann Arbor, Michigan, if you enjoy being active in sports. We recommend sports mouth guards for patients of all ages; you never outgrow the need to protect your smile. A custom sports mouth guard can help to keep your smile in good health by preventing injuries and trauma such as:

  • Lacerations (cuts) to the lips, tongue, and cheeks
  • Bruising to the lips and cheeks
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Lost dental restorations, including fillings and crowns

A sports mouth guard may be especially beneficial for patients who wear orthodontic appliances, such as metal braces, which can cut and bruise your mouth while you play sports. We will provide you with a custom-fitted mouth guard that can prevent these and other types of injury, no matter what type of sport you enjoy. To learn more, please contact us at White Pearl Dentistry today.