Athletic Guards

Don’t wait until something happens, protect your athlete’s smile with custom fit Athletic Guards from Mustang North Dental!

The impact that missing teeth can have is rarely considered before it happens. You may never have thought about it, but losing permanent teeth would affect your life in many ways. Your confidence could wane, you might not smile as much, and eating certain foods could become nearly impossible. Mustang North Dental encourages all athletes to explore the option of a custom crafted mouth guard, designed specifically to protect their very own teeth. Most sanctioned sports leagues require some form of protective gear in many sports and most athletes grow up wearing mouth guards.

There are benefits to having a specialized athletic guard over one that isn’t custom made for your mouth. First, the dental protection of a custom fitted athletic guard is superior. The time, trouble and expense of getting a properly fitted one would be made up for instantly in a single accident. Also, one-size-fits-all athletic guards often restrict airways to some extent, custom formed dental athletic guards can actually improve it. Since breathing affects so much of athletic performance, the right athletic guard can make the difference between a good enough athlete and a great one!

There are three basic styles of guard. There are ready made guards that come with helmets and are available in any sporting goods department. There are boil and bite guards that are first softened, then fitted to the athletes mouth, which are better. Then there are custom fitted dental athletic guards.

Unlike one-size-fits-all options, a dentist made athletic guard can be customized not just for the athlete, but the sport as well. A good mouth guard should be resilient and tear resistant. It should be comfortable, fit well, and be able to hang from a strap from a helmet or face-guard while not in use.

Call (405) 862-7007 and let us setup your appointment today!