Accidents or injuries to the mouth or teeth can happen during any type of physical activity. Sports guards are mouth protectors worn by athletes that participate in contact sports (football, ice hockey, basketball), non-contact sports (gymnastics) or any type of recreational activities (skateboarding, biking) that carry the risk of injury. Sports guards can help cushion a facial injury and prevent damage to the teeth and injury to the mouth.
Over our many years in the dental practice, we have fabricated custom sports guards for athletes. These range in age from youth to adult. In addition, Acreview Dental Clinic has provided custom-fit mouth guards for team members of the Glacier Kings.
During careful examination and assessment, many important issues are addressed prior to sports guard fabrication. Inquiry regarding the type of sport being played, the age of the athlete, the possibility of providing space for erupting teeth and previous dental injury experienced by the patient will occur. Based on the findings, sports guards are fabricated with the appropriate type of material for proper protection, adaptation, retention, comfort, and stability.