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Sports Mouth Guards


An example of a sports mouth guard at Ford Dental Group in Huntington Beach, CASports can provide many health and social benefits to your life. We highly recommend our patients find and eagerly engage in the sport they are drawn to. We also recognize that along with the benefits, injury from sports can occur. In fact, mouth related injuries are the most frequent recorded injury that occur in youth and adult sports, both team and individual. We want to help you play with success, that’s why we encourage the use of a customized sportsguard. At Ford Dental Group, we can advise the proper wear and use of mouthguards to protect your teeth while you play.

Most Common Dental Injuries in Sports


Mouth injuries can be painful, expensive, and unfortunately common. Some of the most common dental injuries we see include:
•  Broken Teeth: Those front teeth may improve the look of our smile, but their front and center location makes them highly vulnerable to breakage. Falls, balls to the face, and collisions occur in most sports. Having front teeth chipped or broken in half is a common consequence.
•  Knocked Out Teeth: One step worse than broken teeth, knocked out or avulsed teeth, also occur in sports. Be sure to read up what to do before this happens, as time is of the essence when a tooth comes out.
•  Tooth Intrusion: The opposite of being knocked out, an intrusion is a tooth being shoved into the gums and bone. A tooth intrusion is more common with baby teeth, when children’s bones are still more soft.
•  Fractured Tooth Root: A fractured root may not be immediately apparent, but can result in an infection at the root site.


Protecting your teeth with a Sports Guard


You can add a layer of protection to your teeth wearing a mouthguard or sportsguard. They are made of a silicone material that both protects your teeth and spreads an impact across your teeth, decreasing the brunt to any one tooth.

There are both store bought varieties and customized varieties of mouthguards. Store bought can include a one size fits all version and a boil and bite version. The sports guards we create are customized to fit your athletes mouth. We recommend having it made for one significant reason, because we want the patient to actually wear it. Customized sports guards are made to fit the patient. They won’t be bulky or uncomfortable because it was made with you in mind.

Our mouthguards are created using a silicone material. It will provide some firmness, but be pliable. In addition to protecting teeth, some studies have found that wearing a mouthguard while playing sports can decrease the severity of a concussion as it takes some of the impact.

Caring for your Sportsguard


Caring for your sports guard is simple but does require some thought. You simply rinse the device before and after use. Additionally, you will want to be aware of where you leave it. It shouldn’t be left in cars or where temperatures can get high.
If you or a loved one is in need of a sports mouth guard, call Ford Dental Group at (714) 409-6161 to schedule an appointment today.
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16511 Goldenwest Suite 107 , Huntington Beach, CA 92647-4484
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