Mouth guards are worn to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and the jaw. The types of dental injuries that can occur without the use of a mouth guard are chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, root damage to the teeth, fractured jaws and concussions. A serious blow to the head can leave you with significant physical and mental problems years after you’ve hung up your equipment.

When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age.

The following is a list of direct benefits of wearing a custom dental guard:

  • Allows athletes to breathe during competition and enhances performance.
  • Prevents tongue, lips and cheeks from lacerations from sharp ends of the upper teeth.
  • Lessens risk of damage to the back of the teeth following a blow delivered to the underside of the lower jaw. Without a mouth guard, such impacts can cause cusp fractures and complete root fractions.
  • Lessens the risk of concussions following an impact around the mouth.
  • Lessens the risk of jaw fractures by absorbing the energy of a traumatic blow.
  • Improves confidence of players so the athletes can concentrate more on the efforts and execution of their sport.
  • Can be used for multiple sports.
  • With proper care, the mouth guard can be used for more than a year.
  • Extremely beneficial for athletes who are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Check out how you can get a free mouth guard as part of our athlete protection program in the Mississauga, Ontario area.

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