Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are coverings worn over your teeth, and often used to protect your teeth from injury and from teeth grinding and during sports.

Who Needs a Mouth Guard?

Mouth guards should be used by anyone who plays contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey.  Adults who grind their teeth at night should have a mouth guard to prevent tooth damage.

Why Use a Mouth Guard When Playing Sports?

Because accidents can happen during any physical activity, the advantage of using a mouth guard during sports is that it can help limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue, and soft tissues of your mouth. Mouth guards also help you avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, or even tooth loss.