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Do you or your child participate in sports? Drs. Ciaglia and Murphy may recommend a sports mouth guard in New Lenox, Illinois, especially if you or your child participates in contact sports. A mouth guard is piece of plastic that is molded to fit around your upper teeth. When worn over the teeth, mouth guards help prevent injury to the mouth.

Sports Injuries
When an individual participates in sports (high impact, low impact, and even no impact), they are at risk for dental injury. Potential injuries to the mouth include:

– Cuts to the lip or cheek
– Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
– Damage to a tooth root
– Broken jaw
– Damaged dental restorations

Some sports require the use of mouth guards. However, most athletes can benefit from a mouth guard.

Mouth Guard Protection
If you wear a mouth guard when you participate in sports, the mouth guard can absorb the force of impact to the mouth and the surrounding area before the force reaches the teeth. Mouth guards are made of a resilient material and are worn over the upper teeth. They offer protection to the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw.

Contact New Lenox Dental Group at 815-485-2345 today to learn more about mouth guards and to schedule a visit with our dentists.