A mouth guard is made of soft plastic or laminate material that protects the teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. It is highly important that children or adults involved in sports wear a mouth guard.
Types of Mouth Guards to Choose From:
Please talk to your dental professional about mouth guards and how they can help you reduce oral injuries in your mouth. If you are an athlete, consider having a vacuum-formed or pressure laminated mouth guard made that will fit you exclusively.
1 The North Carolina Dental Society Mouth Guard Project. Reviewed information at www.ncdental.org.
The Facts About Mouth Guards
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
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