What are mouth guards and sports guards?

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Mouth Guards for Sports at Lifetime Smiles

Mouth guards and sports guards are dental appliances used for a variety of dental needs. Mouth guards are often used to prevent snoring, treat sleep apnea, help with headaches, and relieve strain on your smile. Sports guards are favored among athletes and those living an active lifestyle because they provide protection against dental trauma and accidents. Sports guards are especially popular for contact sports and high-intensity sports, such as football, rugby, basketball, and soccer.

How are mouth guards and sports guards made?

Generally made of a comfortable plastic material, mouth guards and sports guards fit comfortably over your smile to encase your teeth and gums. Some mouth guards and sports guards are custom made from molds and impressions of your smile, while others come pre-made for one size fits all. Dr. McDonald & Dr. Mallakis, our expert dentists, will take a look at your smile and ask you a few questions to determine what sort of mouth guard or sport guard you need. Our goal at Lifetime Smiles is to provide personalized treatments that meet all of your specific dental needs. If you are interested in learning more about getting a mouth guard or a sports guard in Escondido, California, we encourage you to call our dental office at 760-747-1811 to schedule an appointment today!

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