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Mouthguards/Sportsguards

Girl playing lacrosse with blue mouthguardSports related injuries are the leading cause of tooth loss among people under the age of 25, so whether you’re participating in the big game or just on the field for practice protecting your smile should be a top priority. Many of the Southland Smiles patients we treat have tried store bought, one size fits all styles of athletic mouthguards. While these solutions offer adequate protection from many sports related injuries, they are often bulky or uncomfortable. This leads patients to wear their guards inconsistently or cease compliance altogether. Our team custom crafts mouthguards for athletes that offer numerous advantages over the store bought varieties including:

We recommend athletes wear sportsguards when engaging in a variety of sports. Some of these sports seem apparent like football, hockey, and rugby. However, patients who participate in less contact heavy sports like track, skiing, and swimming should also wear a sportsguard. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is that patients should wear a mouthguard during any athletic competition where the smile can come in contact with other players, sports equipment, or hard surfaces.