Sports Safety- What are Mouth Guards?
What are sports mouth guards?
A device that is worn over your teeth that protects a person from blows to the face and head is what mouth guards, sports guards and mouth protectors are. Mouth guards are an important piece of athletic equipment for anyone participating in a sport involving falls, body contact or flying equipment. Some of these sports include, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking and any activity that might result in an injury to the mouth.
Mouth guards typically cover the upper teeth, and are designed to protect against broken teeth, cut lips and other damage to your mouth. If you wear braces or a fixed dental appliance, such as a bridge, on your lower jaw, then your dentist may suggest a mouth protector for these teeth.
If you have any questions for us regarding sports safety and your teeth, be sure to give Power Ranch Dental a call at (480) 988- 2282. Thanks!