If you play a sport or participate in other recreational athletic activities, our dentists and team recommend that you wear a sports mouth guard. Also known as athletic mouth guards or sports guards, this oral appliance is a vital part of protecting your teeth and smile from damage during athletics.

Sports guards are often required for high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, rugby, soccer and basketball. Athletes participating in individual sports such as rock climbing can also benefit from wearing a sports guard, as this appliance provides essential protection against dental injuries.

While several options for athletic mouth guards exist and more generic versions of this appliance can be purchased at most sporting goods stores, custom-made mouth guards stand out as the most effective choice for safeguarding your smile. These personalized guards are meticulously designed to ensure a comfortable fit and provide your with optimal protection against dental injuries such as tooth fractures or dislodgements. Additionally, sports guards offer a protective shield for the mouth’s soft tissues, including the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums, reducing the risk of injury during athletic activities.

For more information about sports mouth guards in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and to set up an appointment with Dr. Adam Schneider or Dr. Katie Staub, call or text Schneider Family Dentistry today at 240-654-3555. Learn how a sports mouth guard can help you play it safe!