An Athlete With Braces Might Need a Custom Mouth Guard

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Many schools and athletic associations require some form of protective mouth guard when participating in rigorous activities or contact sports. Unfortunately, many of the mouth guards offered at the retail level can fit in the mouth uncomfortably, as well as cause breathing issues.

At the same time, most of these mouth guards cannot adequately account for the presence of traditional braces. If an athlete with braces suffers a hard blow to the face, it could result in significant soft tissue trauma, damaged teeth, and compromised braces hardware.

To address this serious concern and prevent these problems, our dentistss can help by providing you with a custom mouth guard. This is a soft, durable plastic mouth piece designed to match the unique shape of your teeth and braces. This will provide you with maximum protection and the easy air passage.

Basic care of your mouth guard involves thoroughly rinsing it after all practices and games. This might also include a light brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to remove any plaque buildup. When you aren’t using your custom mouth guard, it should be placed in the provided case and stored in a safe place.

If you are an athlete with braces and if you need help protecting your mouth, you should call (833) 225-0853 to explore what options Familia Dental has for custom sports mouth guards.