Custom Mouth Guards for Reno Athletes

Custom Mouth Guards for Reno Athletes

Posted April 10, 2012 by Wager-Evans Dental

The month of April is National Facial Protection Month, so, today, Reno dentists Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans want to discuss how the Wager Evans Dental team can help you protect your pearly whites.

What is a Mouth Guard?

We offer mouth guards to our active dental patients to help them protect their teeth from injury during physical activity.

By definition, a mouth guard—also known as a mouth protector, mouth piece, or gum shield—is a protective device that is worn within the mouth and covers the teeth to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, dental arches, lips, and gums.

Usually made from soft, comfortable rubber or plastic, there are many kinds of mouth guards, including types for specific sports and specific dental needs. Depending on your needs, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans will help you decide on the mouth guard that will keep your smile as safe as possible. We encourage you to consider a custom-made mouth guard to protect your smile. While over-the-counter styles do protect during minor mishaps, the protection they offer can’t compete with the protection provided by a mouth guard that is designed and fabricated with your specific smile in mind.

Do I need a Mouth Guard?

Most people think that mouth guards are only necessary for heavy contact sports, like hockey, football, and boxing. Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, however, encourage all athletes to consider a mouth guard. In fact, the Academy for Sports Dentistry recommends that a mouth guard should be a part of every athlete’s uniform, including athletes of low-to-no-contact sports, like ice skating, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, tumbling, biking, and more.

To find out more about custom mouth guards, or to reserve an appointment to be fitted, call Wager Evans Dental in Reno, Nevada at (775) 800-4845.