Sports Guards

Sports guards also known as mouth guards are resilient plastic appliances that have been designed to cover and encase an athlete's teeth, gums, and bone.

The idea is that when a sports guard is worn it helps to provide protection for the teeth, jaw, bone, lips, cheeks, and gum tissues of the mouth by absorbing and redistributing the forces generated by traumatic blows. It also helps to reduce the chances of concussion (brain injury).

The greatest benefit that a sports guard can provide is protection against damage to teeth and dental work. When a blow is delivered to the mouth and jaw area the forces of the impact are absorbed by the structures of the mouth and jaw. This impact can easily cause a tooth to break causing tooth dislodgement ultimately leading to dental crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, or dental implants.

The construction and design of sports guards may all seem very similar, but the various types of sports guards that are available provide different features and varying degrees of mouth protection. Custom sports guards made by your dentist are typically regarded as the most protective and best type of sports guards, followed by “boil and bite” sports guards (bought at the store).

At Baden Dental Clinic we offer custom made sports guards for only $45.