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.
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Wear a mouthguard – if you’re playing any contact sports, wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from injury and trauma
Avoid hard foods and candies – to help protect your teeth from injury while eating, avoid biting hard candies and ice