If you or your child are involved in a sport like boxing, lacrosse, rugby or football, chances are that you already know the benefits of wearing a sports mouth guard. But what about activities like soccer or gymnastics? The fact is if you are involved in any activity that could result in a blow to your face, you should wear a sports mouth guard. This is particularly true if you wear braces or some other kind of fixed dental work.

There are three basic types of mouth guards. Stock mouth guards can be purchased over the counter. You simply pop it in your mouth and you are ready for action. A boil-and-bite mouth guard can also be purchased in stores. You boil the mouth guard until it softens, and when it sufficiently cools, you bite down on it so it can conform to the shape of your teeth. It offers slightly better protection than a stock mouth guard.

For superior results, talk with our dentist about a custom sports mouth guard. These are designed from impressions of your bite. Since they are made for your smile, they will provide the best protection for your smile. Before your season starts, call 785-271-7477 today to make an appointment with Dr. Holden Correll for a sports mouth guard in Topeka, Kansas.