What Are Sports Mouth Guards?
If you or your child is active in sports, like boxing, football, soccer, hockey, wrestling, baseball, or other activities, we highly recommend a custom mouth guard to shield the gums, teeth, and jaw from harm. Unlike generic mouth guards bought at the store, customized mouth guards from LANCO Dental Care are crafted to fit each individual, making these appliances more comfortable and effective. Athletic mouth guards are created with durable materials in a special dental lab and can even be made in colors of your choice to show your team spirit. To reduce the risk of damage to your family's smiles when playing sports, we invite you to contact our Lancaster, PA dental practice for more information about custom-made athletic mouth guards.
Who Should Wear a Mouth Guard?
Mouth guards are recommended for anyone who participates in a sport that involves a high risk of injury or frequent contact, including adults. A number of our patients are involved in football, martial arts, volleyball, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and more. A professionally made mouth guard may also be particularly beneficial when you have dental restorations on the front teeth or wear braces as the metal components can easily damage the soft tissues in your mouth if trauma or impact occurs. Mouth guards also have proven helpful among athletes who engage in non-contact sports, such as track and field, yoga, and weight training, by reducing tension on the jaw. Since a custom mouth guard is specifically created for each individual, it typically offers a better fit and lasts longer compared to boil-and-bite or stock mouth protectors available at sporting goods shops.
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What Is the Process?
To create your mouth guard, we will take dental impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Your impressions will be sent off to a dental lab where professionals will make your mouth guard from durable, high-quality materials. Once your appliance is finished and delivered to our practice, we will schedule you to come in for a fitting. Our skilled team will make sure your guard fits properly and securely and is comfortable to wear.
Caring for Your mouth guard
Once you receive your guard, it is crucial to wear it while playing sports or when your mouth might require extra protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be critical in preserving its lifespan. We recommend storing your guard in a secure place and cleaning it before and after each use. A member of our clinical staff will provide instructions on how to best care for your mouth guard based on the substances used to fabricate the appliance. You can even bring it with you to each dental visit so we can inspect its current state and ensure it still provides proper protection.
Protect Your Smile From Damage
Safeguard your family's oral well-being and boost athletic performance with a custom-made sports mouth guard from LANCO Dental Care. Our dental experts offer high-quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and damage to the teeth, gums, and jaw during sports. Schedule a consultation at our Lancaster, PA family dental practice to find out more about the benefits of mouth guards.
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