Protective, custom mouthguards in Gainesville.
Many people believe that injuries to the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth only occur in boxing, football and other contact sports, but the American Dental Association recommends that children and adults use protective mouth guards for noncontact sports and recreational activities as well. It may have never occurred to you that you need a mouth protector for gymnastics, skating or mountain biking, but any activity that places you at risk of a fall can lead to devastating injuries to the mouth and face.
Sport mouthguards are typically worn only on the upper teeth and are made of a soft, flexible material that covers the entire upper dental arch. These mouth protectors are designed to absorb the impact of a blow to the face, dissipating the forces of the hit to minimize the possibility of severe injuries to the teeth, jawbone, lips, gums, tongue and cheeks.