What is a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard (sometimes called a gumshield) is a protective dental device custom made to cover your teeth and gums, shielding against possible injury or trauma and preventing accidental biting of your tongue. It is used in most types of contact sports and other sporting or recreational activities where personal injury is possible.
Custom Sports Mouthguards
Who Should Wear Mouthguards?
- Part time or full time professional athletes engaged in contact sports
- People who engage in non-contact type sports or activities that have a high risk of falling (e.g. gymnasts, ice skaters, cyclists etc.).
- School or college students engaged in any kind of sporting or physical activities
- People who suffer from persistent teeth grinding or clenching which is a condition called Bruxism and can occur subconsciously when you’re awake or during sleep. Custom mouthguards made for bruxism patients are slightly different to those designed for sporting physical activities.
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***Attention Non-English Speaking Patients***
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