Johnsburg dentists recommend that all children and adults who play sports wear a mouth guard.
The American Dental Association reported that “an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a mouthguard.” Wearing a mouth guard while you are playing a sport will prevent: chipped and broken teeth, broken dental crowns, lip and cheek cuts, root damage, and jaw fractures.
What is a mouth guard?
Mouth guards are made of flexible thermoplastic materials. The staff at The McHenry Dentist can make one for you or your child. The mouth guard can cover the top teeth and gums or it can be made to cover the top and bottom teeth as well as the gums.
When should you wear a mouth guard?
Johnsburg dentists recommend that you wear mouth guards for all sports including football, skating, baseball, softball, gymnastics, skate boarding, hockey, wrestling, boxing, lacrosse, field hockey, biking, soccer and volleyball.