For people involved in sports, especially contact sports, wearing a mouthguard is extremely important for many reasons.
Upon receiving a blow to the mouth, the guard will help protect your teeth against breaking. If the force comes from below the jaw, and moves upwards, forcing your jaws to strike each other very hard, the sports guard again will prevent tooth fracture. This will also decrease the likelihood of a concussion as well as reduce the likelihood of a jaw fracture.
Protecting the health of your mouth from deep cuts & bruising are other added benefits. Accidents do happen even if the sport is not a contact sport, so by wearing a sports guard you will be much better protected.
Dr. Klein is be able to make you a custom mouthguard that will be designed for the type of sport that you do. The thickness of the guard can be adjusted to your specific needs, depending on the intensity of the sport. As well, custom colours and logos can be designed into your sports guard. The mouthguard is extremely comfortable and patients do comment on how much better the custom sports guard feels compared to the one they bought at the store, which is a boil/bite one.
Article by Dr. Gary Klein (January 2017)
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