Mouth Guards Help Prevent Injuries

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Now that the fall athletic calendar is in full swing it’s a good time to talk about mouth guards. While they may not be the most attractive athletic gear, they WILL protect against some pretty UNattractive injuries! And since many sports now require them, you may as well invest in one properly fitted by your dentist.

Here are just some of the sports where a good mouth guard can make a big difference in preventing injuries: football, soccer, hockey, basketball, boxing, wrestling and martial arts. Without a well-fitting mouth guard you run the risk of losing teeth, fracturing your jaw or even sustaining a concussion! And there’s no question a custom made mouth guard will fit better and be more comfortable.