Accidents can happen during any physical activity. Sports guard can help cushion a blow to the face that otherwise might result in an injury to the mouth. A misdirected elbow in a hockey game or a spill off a bicycle can leave you with chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth or even tooth loss. A sports guard can limit the risk of such injuries as well as protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.
How is the sports guard made?
During the first appointment an impression of your top teeth will be taken. The impression will be sent to a dental laboratory where custom sports guard will be fabricated. In about 3 working days the fit of the sports guard will be checked and adjusted as needed.
Sports Guard Care
- Clean your sports guard after each use by brushing it just like you would your teeth. You can also rinse it with mouthwash.
- Store it in a case that allows some airflow.
- Don’t leave it in the sun or let it get too warm; this can change its shape.
- Replace the sports guard if you have tears, holes or fraying.
- Have you dentist check your sports guard when you go in for your regular cleaning.