are appliances worn while playing contact sports, and they
ensure saftey of the teeth by providing a cushioning effect.
Sports (athletic) mouth guards are plastic dental appliances
which when worn can provide a degree of protection for both
the soft tissues (lips, cheeks, gums, tongue) and hard tissues
(teeth and jaw bones) of the mouth. Anyone who participates
in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury should
wear a mouth protector. This includes a wide range of sports
like football, hockey, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, and
volleyball. Mouth protectors, which typically cover the upper
teeth, can cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk
of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth.
If you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your
lower jaw, you may need a mouth protector for these teeth
A properly fitted mouth guard can help prevent broken teeth
and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw.
While all mouth guards are made of plastic their specific
design, composition, and method of fabrication vary. Mouth
guards are usually custom made specifically for you. This
will fit comfortably and offer the best protection for your
smile. A properly fitted mouth protector will stay in place
while you are wearing it, making it easy for you to talk and