Kingston-upon-Thames dentist makes mouth guard to protect your teeth

Playing sport is a great way of staying fit and also making friends and having fun. But many sports come with associated dangers that you need to protect yourself against. This often involves wearing padding or protection to protect vulnerable or fragile parts of the body. This could be wearing shin pads or even a helmet, depending on the sport. However, many people overlook their teeth when they are playing sport, not realising that sporting injury is a very common cause of knocked out or broken teeth.

Not only is this very painful but it can also be very costly and the cause of long-term chronic dental problems. Knocked out teeth can be replaced in some circumstances but if not then you will require a lengthy and costly dental restoration such as a dental bridge. These procedures are very effective but they can never quite measure up to a real tooth in both appearance and feel.

There is a very simple way of protecting your teeth when playing sport that involves wearing a mouth guard. This will act as a cushion, spreading the impact and lessening the chance of sustaining serious damage to the teeth. It is possible to buy mouth guards from sporting goods stores although Kingston-upon-Thames dentists recommend that you always have your mouth guard made by them. This is because most generic mouth guards do not offer sufficient protection. In some case they actually only offer minimally more protection than no mouth guard at all.

Your dentist will make a mould of your teeth before using that to make a mouth guard that fits you individual teeth. This will help to keep your teeth safe during any sporting activity that involves a ball or the possibility of facial and dental injury.