Custom-made mouth guards help protect your teeth when playing sports such as football, ice hockey, wrestling and boxing. They are made from a strong, yet pliable, material which cushions your teeth against damage such as chips, cracks and tooth loss. They can also help protect your jaw, softer areas such as the lips, tongue and cheeks, and even your neck and brain.
It is important to wear a gum shield designed just for you, as the ‘boil and bite’ type does not provide adequate protection.
- We take accurate impressions of your teeth and note how they fit together, so the mouth guard fits well.
- This information is used by a dental laboratory to produce a tailor-made appliance/
- When ready, we will check it grips firmly to your teeth.
You should keep your mouth guard clean by rinsing after each use and occasionally washing in cool soapy water.
So we can make sure your appliance is still fitting properly and remains in good condition, it is a good idea to bring it with you to your routine check-ups.