What is a sports guard?

A sports guard, also known as an athletic mouth guard, is a special type of mouth guard that is used to protect your teeth during athletic activities. The sports guard fits over your teeth and gums to protect them from injury while you play. Dental injuries are quite common in sports, and our caring dentist and dental team are dedicated to doing all they can to keep your smile safe and healthy. Your sports guard in Liberty, Missouri will be custom made to fit your smile comfortably, allowing you to continue playing your best while protecting your smile.

Do I need a sports guard?

Athletes of all types can benefit from a sports guard. Dr. John Deakins may especially encourage athletes who play high-contact sports, such as hockey, football, and rugby, to wear an athletic mouth guard. No matter your sport, however, a sports guard can aid in preventing dental injury and damage while you enjoy your game. A sports guard can effectively prevent several types of injury, including knocked-out teeth, chipped and broken teeth, cracked teeth, and partially knocked-out (extruded) teeth. In addition, a sports guard can prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, such as your gums, tongue, and cheeks. To learn more about how a sports guard can protect your smile, please call or visit us at John A. Deakins, DDS today.