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Contact sports like hockey, football, lacrosse and boxing frequently place the athlete at increased risk of suffering bodily harm. This is even likely to be an issue when an accidental blow to the mouth cause significant oral trauma.

To help prevent this type of injury many athletic associations, schools and gyms require mandate use of a protective mouth guard for contact sports athletes. When worn in the mouth these units can help reduce potential damage to teeth, gums and other oral tissues.   

Most sporting goods stores carry a variety of athletic mouth guards. However, many athletes complain that retail level mouth guards feel uncomfortable or bulky in the mouth. Some individuals also complain of breathing restriction problems.  

If you are a contact sports athlete struggling to find a comfortable and effective mouth guard, you should consider scheduling a consultation appointment with an orthodontist like Dr. Singh. Many times she can provide you with a custom mouth guard.

This removable dental appliance will be created in a state of the art dental lab from a special type of comfortable yet durable plastic material. It will be specifically designed to conform to the shape of your teeth and mouth. This will allow for maximum protection, comfort and ventilation.

If you live in the Burbank, California, area and you are interested in exploring your mouth guard options, you should call 818-842-0709 to set up an appointment at Dr. Singh.