Sports Mouth Guards in San Diego, CA

Protect Your Smile and Stay in the Game

Sports mouth guards are essential protective gear for athletes engaged in various sports activities. These custom-made oral devices provide a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, minimizing the risk of dental injuries during physical contact or high-impact sports.

Our San Diego, CA dentist, Dr. Vaheed Bayette is dedicated to providing the necessary oral devices to protect the smiles of California patients in San Diego, Chula Vista, Bay Park, and the surrounding areas. 

What Is a Sports Mouth Guard?

A sports mouth guard, also known as an athletic mouth guard, is a protective device worn over the teeth and gums to shield them from potential injuries during sports activities. They are typically made of flexible, durable materials such as silicone or ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), which absorb and disperse impact forces.

Benefits of Sports Mouth Guards

  • Protection against Dental Injuries: Mouth guards provide a cushioning effect, reducing the risk of tooth fractures, dislodgement, and soft tissue damage caused by blows to the face.
  • Prevention of Jaw Injuries: By absorbing impact forces, mouth guards can help prevent jaw fractures and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) injuries.
  • Reduced Risk of Concussions: Some studies suggest that properly fitted mouth guards may help lower the risk of concussions by absorbing and dissipating the force of a direct impact to the jaw or head.

How the Procedure Works

  1. Consultation: Visit your experienced San Diego dentist to discuss your specific needs and requirements.
  2. Impression: An impression or digital scan of your teeth and gums is taken to create a custom-fit mouth guard.
  3. Customization: The mouth guard is fabricated using the impression, ensuring a comfortable and precise fit.
  4. Fitting: During a subsequent visit, the mouth guard is fitted and adjusted if necessary to ensure proper alignment and comfort.
  5. Care and Maintenance: Follow the provided instructions for cleaning and storing the mouth guard to maintain its effectiveness and durability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stay Safe, Play Confidently

Sports mouth guards play a crucial role in protecting athletes from dental injuries, jaw fractures, and even concussions. By providing a cushioning barrier, they significantly reduce the risk of harm during physical contact or high-impact sports. Athletes of all levels should consider wearing custom-made mouth guards to ensure optimal fit, comfort, and protection. Consult Dr. Bayettee to get the right mouth guard for your sporting needs. Stay safe and enjoy your sports with peace of mind by contacting our San Diego dental practice at (619) 901-0708 or by filling out our online contact form to schedule an appointment.

Vaheed Bayette, DDS

2221 Camino Del Rio S. #107
San Diego, CA 92108

Office Hours

Mon – Thu
8am – 5pm