At Smiles by Bigelow, we encourage all athletes to wear mouth guards while playing various sports. If you play a sport, you should know that a mouth guard is an essential part of sports equipment.
Generally, a mouthguard only covers your upper teeth, but in some cases, it covers your lower jaw, for example, if you have braces or other fixed dental equipment on your lower teeth. Our mouth guards are especially useful for contact sports like football, soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball, rugby, track, and field, etc. They protect you from whacks to your head and face.
Types of Mouthguards
You wouldn’t get onto the pitch without protective gear—so why wouldn’t you protect your smile or that of a loved one? As with all other protective gear, sports mouthguards provide the necessary protection for your gums, teeth, and surrounding oral structures.
These mouth guards come in different forms, each differing in quality and price:
Who Should Wear Sports Mouthguards?
Pro athletes who play soccer, football, basketball, ice hockey or any other sport that carries a greater risk of dental injury. Mouthguards are essential for rugby players.
Adults and children who play any of the sports above or participate in other high-risk activities that may cause injury, like skateboarding.
Whether you have braces on or not, it’s imperative to protect your smile. Some of the most common sports-related injuries are those to the jaw and mouth.
For more information about our sports mouthguards, please contact Smiles by Bigelow at (601) 255-2599 today. We’ll do all we can to answer all of your questions.