Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, protecting your mouth, face head and neck should be a priority when you participate in your favorite sport or activity. Taking the appropriate protective measures while on the field, rink, or ring can save you from serious injury and costly dental repairs.
A custom mouthguard made by our dental office covers the upper teeth with a soft, flexible material that prevents serious injuries, such as a broken tooth, jaw fractures, cerebral hemorrhage, and neck injuries, by decreasing the chance of the lower jaw jamming into the upper jaw or being pushed back into the temporomandibular (jaw) joint. Mouthguards are also effective in preventing laceration (cutting) and bruising of the lips and cheeks. Mouthguards may reduce the severity and incidence of concussions as well. Please call our office for further questions, 309.662.8448