Greetings, my name is Dr. Kari Ann Hong and I have a family dentistry practice where I see patient from all age groups. One of my goals in my practice is to help patients keep their teeth for their entire lives. Mouth guards are a great way to protect the teeth. If you play a sport like rugby, football, soccer, basketball, hockey, or martial arts, then you would likely benefit from a mouth guard. In my practice we make custom fitted, dual layered, heat pressure formed mouth guards. A custom fitted mouth guard is made to fit on the upper arch and protects that bone above the teeth, the teeth, and the jaw joint. It is possible to talk and breath with a custom fitted mouth guard.
Mouth guards can be made in a variety of colors and thicknesses, depending on your team and the sport being played. Sports injuries to the teeth are a completely preventable emergency. The life long cost associated with losing a tooth due to injury is thousands of dollars. If you would like more information about how to protect your teeth, please feel out the contact us form below.