Mouth Guards & Gum Shields

Mouth guards and gum shields are protective devices worn over the teeth and gums to help prevent injuries during sports or other physical activities. They are made from materials that are strong and durable enough to withstand impacts and absorb shock, reducing the risk of dental and oral injuries.

If you or someone you know participates in sports or other activities that involve physical contact, it's important to understand the benefits of wearing mouth guards and gum shields. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about these protective devices, including their types, benefits, and how to choose the right one.

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Types of Mouth Guards and Gum Shields

Stock Mouth Guards

These are pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards that can be purchased from most sports stores. They are inexpensive but provide minimal protection and are often uncomfortable to wear.

Boil-and-Bite Mouth Guards

These are mouth guards that can be molded to fit your teeth and gums by boiling them in water and then biting down on them. They offer better protection and comfort than stock mouth guards.

Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards

These are mouth guards that are custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist to fit your teeth and gums perfectly. They provide the best protection and comfort, but are also the most expensive.

Gum Shields

These are similar to mouth guards, but only protect the gums rather than the teeth. They are often used in rugby and other contact sports where gum injuries are common.

Choosing the Right Mouth Guard or Gum Shield

When choosing a mouth guard or gum shield, consider the following factors:

Level of Protection

Choose a mouth guard or gum shield that provides the right level of protection for your sport or activity.

Comfort

Look for a mouth guard or gum shield that is comfortable to wear and doesn't interfere with breathing or speaking.

Fit

Make sure the mouth guard or gum shield fits properly and is not too loose or too tight.

Material

Choose a mouth guard or gum shield made from high-quality, durable materials that can withstand impact.

Mouth Guards & Gum Shields FAQ's

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No, they cannot prevent all dental injuries, but they can significantly reduce the risk of dental and oral injuries.
It's recommended to replace your mouth guard or gum shield every six months or as soon as it becomes damaged or worn.
Yes, there are mouth guards and gum shields specifically designed for people with braces or other dental work.
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Mouth Guards in Conclusion

Mouth guards and gum shields are essential protective devices for anyone who participates in sports or other activities that involve physical contact. They help protect the teeth, gums, and mouth from injuries and can even improve athletic performance. There are different types of mouth guards and gum shields available on the market, so it's important to choose the right one based on your needs.

Whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, wearing a mouth guard or gum shield can make a significant difference in protecting your oral health. Make sure to prioritise your safety by investing in a high-quality mouth guard or gum shield and replace it regularly to ensure its effectiveness.
Don't wait until it's too late to protect your teeth and gums. Speak to your dentist or orthodontist about the right mouth guard or gum shield for you and start enjoying the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're taking the necessary precautions to safeguard your oral health.

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