Athletic Mouth Guards

Athletic mouth guards help protect your teeth while playing contact sports such as baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball. The American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Endodontists (AAE), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) are all strong proponents of mouth guard use. John S. Olmstead, D.D.S., M.S., President of the AAE was quoted in a press release as stating, “Just as helmets help protect an athlete’s head from trauma, mouth guards are essential to protect teeth from serious injury.” The three categories of athletic mouth guards can be custom fitted in the dental office, or bought over-the-counter in most sporting goods stores.

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