Also known as mouth guards or gum shields, sports guards help to protect your mouth, teeth and gums from harm. Typically used when the wearer is engaged in sporting activities, sports guards ensure that participation in contact sports doesn’t break teeth!
If you currently wear braces, your dentist may advise you to use a sports guard in order to prevent your braces from being damaged. As well as providing your teeth and mouth with protection from injury, sports guards can help to ensure your dental and cosmetic work isn’t damaged whilst you’re playing sports.
Custom-made sports guards generally provide the best fit and are, therefore, the most comfortable type of guard to wear.
In addition to this, a custom sports guard gives you the best level of protection, meaning you’re less likely to sustain an injury whilst wearing one.
Advantages of sports guards:
- Helps to prevent tooth, gum and mouth injuries
- Keeps teeth free from cracks or chips
- Low-cost preventative measure
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