Here at Lawrenceville Pediatric Dentistry we offer custom-fitted mouth guard to our patient. A mouthguard is plastic-like coverings that covers either upper or lower teeth, and often used to protect and reduce sports related injury to teeth. While you can buy a generic mouth guard from your local sporting goods store, it will not custom fit to your teeth. Custom-fitted mouth guards are individually designed and made in a dental office and provide the most comfort and protection during contact sports.
Mouth guards should be worn by children and adults who play contact sports such as football, soccer, boxing, hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. Furthermore, even those participating in non-contact sports such as gymnastics and any recreational activity like skateboarding and mountain biking that might pose a risk of injury to the teeth would benefit from wearing a sports mouth guard.