One of the preventive treatments offered at Jennings & Larson Family Dentistry is sports mouth guards. These oral appliances are custom made to fit your mouth perfectly and prevent injury during recreational athletic activities. Athletic mouth guards are strongly recommended for all types of sports and are often required pieces of equipment in high-contact athletics such as wrestling, football, hockey, rugby, boxing, soccer and basketball.
While can you purchase a generic “stock” or “boil and bite” mouth guard at most sporting goods stores, the best protection is provided by a custom-made mouth guard created by a dentist. This type of mouth guard helps prevent injuries such as knocked-out and chipped teeth, as well as injuries to the soft tissues, including the lips, tongue, cheeks and gums. Sports mouth guards also minimize your risk of jaw and neck injuries. When you visit our office to receive a mouth guard, our dentists will take impressions of your mouth, which will then be used to create your appliance. Once the appliance has been created, you will return and we will check to ensure that the mouth guard fits properly and will provide the maximum amount of protection possible.
To learn more about the benefits of athletic mouth guards in Kingman, Arizona, and schedule a consultation with our dentists, call our office today at 928-757-3225. We are committed to helping you enjoy a healthy smile!