Dental injuries are among the most common sports injuries. Preventing dental injuries is as important to good oral health as regular visits. Studies have shown that athletes not wearing mouth guards are more likely to suffer mouth injuries.

One very important item that no athlete should play without is a custom fit mouth guard (sports guard). Mouth guards reduce the risk of face, mouth and jaw injuries as well as broken teeth.

There are three basic types of mouthguards:

  1. Stock mouthguards – sold in stores, inexpensive and come preformed ready to wear. It can be bulky therefore making breathing and talking difficult.
  2. Boil and bite mouthguards – available in many sporting good stores. They fit a little better by boiling and then inserting in the mouth to form.
  3. Custom fitted mouthguards – Made especially for you by your dentist. They cost more but they offer a better fit since it is a custom made perfect to fit your mouth.

Your White Lily Dental team will discuss with you which is the best option. We will explain the difference in cost, comfort and how well they can protect you or your child.

Should you need more information regarding customized mouthguard, give our office a call at (905) 847-8474.