Mouth guards

Custom Sports Mouth Guard in Lakeland FL

The best solution, custom mouth guards are comfortable, practical, and protective. A dentist or lab technician creates the custom mouth guard after taking impressions of your teeth. 
Before you purchase any custom mouth guard, talk to your dentist. Special mouth guards or mouth protectors are recommended for patients with braces, removable bridges or dentures, a protruding jaw, or a cleft palate. 

If you have questions about sports mouth guards, call us. We’ll be happy to help you decide which type of mouth guard is best for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Mouth Guards 

What is a mouth guard? 

A mouth guard is comprised of soft plastic. They come in standard or custom fit to adapt comfortably to the upper teeth. 

Why is a mouth guard important? 

A mouth guard protects the teeth from possible sport injuries. It does not only protect the teeth, but the lips, cheeks, tongue, and jawbone as well. It can contribute to the protection of a child from head and neck injuries such as concussions. Most injuries occur to the mouth and head area when a child is not wearing a mouth guard. 

When should my child wear a mouth guard? 

It should be worn during any sport-based activity where there is risk of head, face, or neck injury. Such sports include hockey, soccer, karate, basketball, baseball, skating, skateboarding, as well as many other sports. Most oral injuries occur when children play basketball, baseball, and soccer. 

How do I choose a mouth guard for my child? 

Choose a mouth guard that your child feels is comfortable. If a mouth guard feels bulky or interferes with speech to any great degree, it is probably not appropriate for your child. 

There are many options in mouth guards. Most guards are found in athletic stores. These vary in comfort and protection as well as cost. The least expensive tend to be the least effective in preventing oral injuries. Customized mouth guards can be provided through our practice. They may be a bit more expensive, but they are much more comfortable and shock absorbent. 

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