Encompass Dental Studios

3024 25TH ST., COLUMBUS, NE 68601 | 402-563-4565

Sports Mouth Guards

Sports mouth guards are appliances that are worn over the teeth to reduce the risk of sport-related dental injuries, concussion or injury to the lips, gums and jaw.

They work by separating the upper and lower arches, protecting the teeth from the surrounding soft tissue, absorbing or redistributing shock and stabilizing the lower jaw during traumatic jaw closure. They also play a role in preventing and reducing concussion by absorbing impact forces that would otherwise be transmitted through the base of the skull to the brain.

Sports mouth guards should be worn by anyone who participates in high-impact sports. While a number of athletic mouth guard designs are available, a custom-made mouth guard is the most effective in protecting your smile. This type of mouth guard is designed to comfortably fit your teeth and will be created to mold around any fillings or braces that you may have. They tend to be much more stable and secure. Custom mouth guards are often thinner than over-the-counter, boil-and-bite guards and are much thinner than stock mouth guards.

Ultimately, wearing a mouth guard can save you pain and thousands of dollars by protecting your mouth, head and neck by preventing the need for complex and expensive treatments.

We invite you to contact our office today at 402-563-4565 to learn more about mouth guards and their benefits. We look forward to caring for your smile!

“I absolutely love Encompass dental! Everyone is super helpful and amazing!”

- Brittany A.

We would love to hear from you
regarding any questions you may have.

Dr. Alexander and her teamare always willing to help answer your questions regarding our comprehensive dental services in Columbus, Nebraska, at Encompass Dental Studios. If you would like to schedule your next appointment with us, feel free to give us a call.

Call Us: 402-563-4565

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