Sports mouth guards protect your teeth from injury during contact sports and are most commonly used for playing sports like rugby, squash, wrestling, water polo, boxing and hockey. Worn on the upper teeth, a sports mouth guard creates a protective layer between your teeth and the point of impact, preventing serious dental injuries.
Sports mouth guards created by a dentist are significantly more effective than those bought over-the-counter, which are a poor fit for the purchaser’s teeth and will not provide adequate protection should any contact to the mouth and teeth occur. As they’re custom made, sports mouth guards can offer excellent protection for your teeth.
Mouth guards can also be used to treat conditions including sleep apnoea (a condition that temporarily stops breathing during sleep), snoring and tooth grinding. Mouth guards for sleep apnoea and snoring open up the upper airways, to facilitate breathing during sleep and improve the quality of sleep.
Meanwhile, mouth guards that stop teeth grinding will prevent tooth wear, facial pain, headaches and earaches and TMD (temporomandibular disorder). This is a condition affecting the movement and mobility of the jaw.Enquire Now