Custom Sports Mouthguards Durable And Easy To Clean ISO9001/2000
A mouth guard (mouth protector) is a flexible custom fitted device
worn over teeth during athletic and recreational activities to
protect them from damage. A good-fitting mouth guard may be
especially important if you wear braces, have fixed anterior
bridgework or just want to protect your teeth/smile from potential
Mouth guards can buffer damage to the teeth, the brackets and/or
other fixed appliances from blows and physical contact. Mouth
guards can also act as a barrier between teeth/braces and the
cheeks, between the lips and tongue, thereby limiting the risk of
soft tissue damage.
The ideal mouth guard also:
- Allows speaking and does not limit breathing.
- Stays firmly in place during action.
- Provides a high degree of comfort and fit.
- Is durable and easy to clean.
- Is resilient, tear-resistant, odorless and tasteless.
Generally, a mouth guard only covers the upper teeth. However,
dentists may suggest that athletes with a protruding jaw or those
who wear braces or other dental appliances (such as retainers,
bridgework or have implant-supported dentures) on their lower jaw
wear a mouth guard on their lower teeth.
Who Should Wear a Mouth Guard?
Currently, the U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association
requires the use of mouth guards only for ice hockey, lacrosse,
field hockey and football. However, the American Dental Association
recommends the use of a mouth guard for 29 sports/exercise
activities. These include the four activities already mentioned,
plus acrobatics, basketball, boxing, discus throwing, gymnastics,
handball, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, shot putting,
skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing,
volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling. Essentially,
whenever there's a chance of contact with other players or hard
surfaces, wearing a mouth guard makes sense.
For professional advice about how to protect your teeth during
athletic activities, talk to your dentist or orthodontist about
selecting a mouth guard that will provide the best protection for
your particular needs.