Sports Guards

Pediatric Dentistry in Reston, VA

Sports guards are made of a soft, flexible material and are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports. It protects your teeth in the event of high-impact, or sports-related accidents. They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Soccer
  • …any sport where contact is a possibility.

Wearing a sports 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. Sports guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions.

Sports guards are available in most any sporting goods store, but you should be careful when purchasing a sports guard. Sports guards like this do not offer the best level of protection. They are also usually ill-fitting and uncomfortable.  

For the highest level of comfort and protection, you should visit Dr. Hanah Pham for a custom sports guard fitting.  A custom sports 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 sports guard allows for easy breathing and also allows for easy communication (especially important for you star quarterbacks calling out the signals).  

See Dr. Hanah Pham today for a custom sports guard to protect your teeth and ensure that you maintain the highest level of performance on the field, court, or rink. Please fill out the contact us form below or call us at (703) 860-4148 for a free sports guard consultation.

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