What are sports mouth guards?
A sports guard is a device worn over your teeth that protects them from blows to the face and head. Mouth guards are an important piece of athletic equipment for anyone participating in a sport that involves falls or body contact. This includes gaelic football, hurling, soccer, basketball, kickboxing, boxing – any activity that may result in injury to the mouth.
Mouth guards cover the upper teeth and protect against broken teeth, cut lips and other damage to the mouth. If braces are on your lower teeth a lower mouth guard may be advised by your dentist.
Different types of mouth guards
The only type we recommend is the custom made mouth guard. These are individually designed by your dentist taking moulds of your mouth. They provide the most comfortable fit and best protection.
A mouth guard should be replaced after each season as the can wear down over time and become less effective. Replacement is especially important for adolescents as their mouths continue to grow and teeth continue to develop into adulthood.
Sports mouth guard from €60