Dr. Jeffrey Chung and associates recommend using a sports mouth guard if you participate in any athletic activity. These oral appliances are custom-designed to fit over your teeth and protect you from sustaining damage or injury while you play. Athletic mouth guards help prevent injury to the teeth and jaws as well as the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums. They also reduce your risk of neck injury and can help you breathe more easily while playing your sport. Athletic mouth guards are beneficial for all athletes and are often required pieces of equipment for high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, rugby, soccer and boxing.
There are several types of athletic mouth guards available:
- “Stock” mouth guards, which are generic oral appliances and can be purchased at many sporting goods stores.
- “Boil and bite” mouth guards. Like stock guards, these can be purchased at most sporting goods stores. However, they can be customized to fit your mouth better by boiling them before placing them on your teeth.
- Custom mouth guards. These are by far the best option for protecting your teeth and smile, as they are custom-designed to fit your mouth perfectly and provide the maximum amount of protection possible. We strongly recommend that you meet with our dentists to receive a custom athletic mouth guard if you participate in athletics or recreational sport activities.
To learn more about athletic mouth guards in Spring, Texas, and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, please contact Serenity Dental of Spring today at 281-825-5522.