Mouth guards, which are also known as mouth protectors, are appliances that are made of soft plastic. They shape themselves to the upper teeth and are important for those who play sports. They not only protect your teeth, but they can protect the lips, cheeks, and tongue. A mouth guard can also protect you or your child from jaw fractures.
Dr. Blake Lawlor may recommend an athletic mouth guard if you or your child play a contact sport like:
- Ice hockey
- Field hockey
If you or your child play a sport that in which their head may be in contact with other players or equipment, consider getting a mouth guard today. There are several types of mouth guards available. You can even get a mouth guard with a custom logo and color and your name inside. Your mouth guard will be custom fitted to your mouth. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and the mouth guard is molded over the model. This will provide optimal fit, comfort, and protection.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more how a mouth guard in Wichita, Kansas, can help you.