Sports Mouth Guards South Bend IN Dentist

Do you or your child play a contact sport? If so, then you may want to consider getting your sports mouth guards from our dentist in South Bend, IN. Our custom appliances fit more comfortably and offer better protection than a generic boil-and-bite or stock mouth guard.

Benefits of a Sports Mouth Guard

The better a mouth guard fits, the better it will be able to protect your teeth. This is one problem with stock guards as they generally do not fit well. If you do not wear a sports mouth guard, then you increase your risk of needing emergency dental care.

If you're in the middle of orthodontic treatment, then it's vital that you have a sports mouth guard for braces. Damaged braces and aligners can cause serious injury and be costly to replace.

Ideally, you will want to switch out your mouth guard each season. They are meant to take a hit, and because of this they will not likely last for multiple years or seasons. It is especially important to replace your sports guard appliance if your bite has changed. Changes in bite, missing teeth, and new dental restorations all affect how your sports mouth guard fits.

Sports Guards vs. Night Guards

Sports guards have a bulkier design than night guards. This is because they're meant to absorb the impact of getting hit in the mouth. For example, a sports mouth guard will help you reduce your risk of losing a tooth the next time you're tackled on the football field.

Custom night guards, on the other hand, have a slimmer design that's designed to feel more comfortable while you sleep. These appliances are also able to withstand the constant pressure of teeth grinding and clenching.

Get a Custom Sports Mouth Guard

Our dentist in South Bend, IN, is able to provide sports mouth guards for athletes of all ages. To schedule an appointment, please call Select Dental Associates at (574) 232-8888. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.