Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports. They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:

  • Football

  • Hockey

  • Lacrosse

  • Wrestling

  • Basketball

  • Baseball/Softball

  • Soccer

  • ‚Ķany sport where contact is a possibility.

Mouth GuardsWearing a mouth guard helps prevent against structural damage to your teeth and jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions, which can have long-lasting effects on the body.
Mouth guards are available in most any sporting goods store, but you should be careful when purchasing a mouth guard. Mouth guards like this do not offer the best level of protection. They are also usually ill-fitting and uncomfortable. We find that our patients enjoy the look and feel of a custom mouth guard over store-bought options.
For the highest level of comfort and protection, you should visit your dentist for a custom mouth guard fitting. A custom mouth guard is created specifically for the optimal protection of YOUR mouth. It is created with thin plastic that is hardened to protect your teeth. The thinness of the custom mouth guard allows for easy breathing and also allows for easy communication. In addition, custom mouth guards come in a variety of colors to match your team or school.
Call your Purcellville Dentist at Purcellville Gateway today at 540-338-3330 for a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth and ensure that you maintain the highest level of performance on the field, court, or rink. Dr. Christopher Salas and Dr. Nadia Church look forward to meeting you and keeping your mouth safe while you dominate your competition! Dental Smiles at Purcellville Gateway is a proud supporter of local teams and has donated team-branded mouth guards to high school football teams.