If you participate in athletics, our dentist and team recommend that you wear a sports mouth guard. Also known as an athletic mouth guard, this oral appliance works to protect your teeth and mouth from injury. Sports guards are required equipment in many high-contact sports, including:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • And more!

While they are not required in low- or no-contact sports, an athletic mouth guard is still a helpful piece of equipment, as injury can occur during any type of athletic event.

There are several types of sports mouth guards available:

  • Generic stock mouth guards
  • “Boil and bite” mouth guards
  • Custom-made mouth guards

While stock and “boil and bite” mouth guards can be purchased at many sporting goods stores, custom-made guards can only be created by a dentist. A custom-made mouth guard is the best option for protecting your mouth, as it is designed to fit comfortably and offer the maximum amount of protection possible for your teeth, tongue, lips, cheeks and gums. A custom-made guard will also make it easier for you to breathe while playing sports, will not block your mouth and is less likely to become misshapen due to your bite force.

To learn more about sports mouth guards in Littleton, Colorado, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Erik Palmberg, call us today at (303) 741-4600.