According to the American Dental Association, one third of all dental injuries are sports related.
Mouth guards are soft plastic devices used to prevent injuries to the mouth, teeth, tongue and jaw when playing sports. We want to keep your smile intact and your mouth healthy. If you wear braces, it's even more important that you wear a mouth guard.
Typical injuries that happen when not using a mouth guard include:
- Chipped/broken teeth
- Fractured crowns or bridgework
- Lip and cheek injuries
- Root damage to teeth
- Fractured jaws