A part of investing in your teeth for a lifetime of great smiles is protecting your teeth while playing sports. Along with wearing a properly fitted helmet, a custom-made mouth guard helps protect from injury. It helps absorb some of the impact from serious blows, and associated tooth trauma. Sports-related tooth trauma is one of the main causes of front teeth needing extensive dental work (root canals or extraction).
Athletic guards can be made in a variety of colours. If made for a child, they will likely need a new one every year to compensate for their growth and changes in tooth eruption.