Sports injuries can result in serious dental problems. Fortunately, custom fitted athletic guards can help prevent lost, chipped, or damaged teeth. These athletic guards are very comfortable and are a wise choice for both children and adults to use during competitive play and practice.
At Hunt & Hunt Dentistry, custom athletic guards are created with the following things in mind:
- Proper fit and alignment
- Easy to breath and speak
- Retention on teeth (staying in place on its own)
- Reinforcement of areas that experience stress
- Well-made and long-lasting
What about the mouth guards sold in stores?
Most over the counter mouth guards are fit to your teeth after softening the plastic in hot water and then biting into the material as it cools. This method often results in very poor fit. This poor adaptation to your teeth can make the mouth guard uncomfortable to wear and ineffective. Custom mouth guards will fit precisely over your teeth and stay in place during sports activities or while you are sleeping. Most patients report that they find store-bought mouth guards uncomfortable and bulky in comparison to our professionally made athletic guards.
We’ve made custom athletic guards for local sports teams, athletes, and individuals who seek to protect their smile from accidental injury. For more information, or to schedule an appointment for a custom athletic mouth guard, please contact us at 252-316-2214.