If you play a sport, our dentist may recommend a mouth guard.
What Are Mouth Guards?
A sports mouth guard is worn over the teeth to protect the teeth and soft tissues from blows to the face and head. A mouth guard typically covers the upper teeth to protect the wearer from broken teeth, cut lips, or another injury to the mouth. A mouth guard should be worn by anyone who plays a sport that involves falls, body contact, or flying equipment, like basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, or gymnastics.
What Are the Types of Mouth Guards?
The mouth guard you choose should be resilient, comfortable, and tear resistant. There are several types of mouth guards that can be bought at the drug store, but we suggest that you choose a custom-made mouth guard. These mouth guards can be obtained at our office. As custom-made mouth guards are fitted by a professional, they provide the most comfortable fit and the most protection. Dr. Ronald D. Walker will take an impression of your teeth so that the mouth guard can be constructed.
We invite you to contact our office at 520-297-2511 today to learn more about mouth guards in Oro Valley, Arizona, and to schedule a visit with our dentist.