specially fabricated mouth guard can be made for your teeth.
This guard fits over the upper or lower teeth to prevent broken
or chipped teeth due to tooth-to-tooth contact. It is appropriate
for "non-contact" sports such as baseball, basketball,
soccer, and gymnastics, where incidental contact with solid
objects and other participants is common.
The smaller size and secure fit of a custom
lab created mouth guard provides these advantages:
- Clearer speech - when communication with teammates is
- More comfortable fit - so it's less distracting
- Less restricted breathing - for improved performance
injuries in non-contact sports are primarily due to tooth-to-tooth
contact. Being accidentally bumped in the chin with an elbow
is not what directly causes most dental injuries. It's the
collision of the lower teeth with the upper teeth after the
bump that causes the damage. A mouth guard worn on the upper
or lower teeth cushions the blow to protect both the upper
and lower teeth.
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