Mouth Guards for Children and Adults
Your teeth are prone to injury and damage while playing sports, especially contact sports such as wrestling, rugby, ice hockey, football, lacrosse, etc. Some examples of dental injuries include chipped teeth, tooth loss, root fractures, damage to the jawbone, etc. Wearing a mouth guard while playing sports can protect the teeth from impact.
Lithia Springs Family Dentistry offers high-quality mouth guards that are custom made according to the fit of your teeth and mouth. Made using high-quality material, our mouth guards are comfortable to wear, easy to clean and do not interfere with your breathing. Apart from protecting the teeth, gums and mouth, a mouth guard also protects the brain and head from a concussion in case of a blow to the lower jaw.
Custom mouth guards fit snugly over the gums and teeth, and stay in their place, even when you breathe heavily or speak while playing active sports. They are far more superior to their store-bought counterparts and also protect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) from injury by cushioning and supporting the jaw joint from the impact of blunt forces to the jaw and reduce the risk of jaw fracture caused by harsh blows.
Fitting a custom mouth guard will need two visits to our dental office. In the first appointment, we will take an impression of your teeth to prepare your mouth guard. During the next appointment, which happens about a week later, we make you try the mouth guard to ensure that it fits perfectly.
A perfect mouth guard is one that is:
- tear resistant
- not bulky
- has sufficient thickness in critical areas
- has excellent retention and fit
For high quality mouth guards for children and adults, please contact our office at (770) 824-4825.