A mouth­guard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent  and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouth­guard is most often used to  prevent injury in contact sports. The majority of sporting organizations currently require  sports participants to wear a mouth guard to reduce the degree of force transmitted to  the head, if traumatic contacts occur, to curtail potential injury risks to the teeth, face  and jaws.  The way a mouth guard fits you and its construction, will determine how well it is able to  protect you. A well fitted mouth guard, such as a custom fitted, laminated (multi­layered)  mouth guard, provides the best protection offered from sports injury.  This is why at Sanctuary Lakes Family Dental, we recommend:

● A custom fitted, pressure­thermoformed laminated mouth guard to be worn in  preference to an over­the­counter or boil and bite mouth guard during both training,  and playing sport.

 ● A mouth guard to be worn for any sport that involves speed and the potential for  collisions, with a risk of contact injury to the head and face.