A mouth guard is a removable dental appliance that is fitted to the upper teeth to prevent sports injuries to the gums and teeth. A mouth guard also protects against dental trauma or teeth clenching during sports.
There are several models of mouth guards available. In stores, you will find one-size or boil-and-bite mouth guards. While these mouth guards are affordable ($10-$45), they tend to slip out of place, and interfere with talking and breathing.
At Centres dentaires Lapointe, we recommend a custom mouth guard! It is made from impressions of your teeth for a perfect fit. A custom mouth guard is more comfortable, and allows for easier breathing and improved speech.
However, a custom mouth guard won’t last forever; it should be replaced every two to three years, or if it tears, wears out or thins out prematurely.
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… or make an appointment with a dental professional to find out more about this essential piece of sports equipment.