Importance of Sports Mouth Guards


Sports mouth guards are worn over the teeth during contact sports for protection from blows to the face or head.  The guards are typically worn over the upper teeth to protect from broken teeth, cut lips, or injury to the mouth.

Injuries that Mouth Guards Prevent:

  • knocked out teeth
  • concussion
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • broken or chipped teeth
  • lacerated tongue/lip
  • jaw fracture

Sports where mouth guards should be worn:

  • football
  • basketball
  • rugby
  • field hockey
  • soccer
  • baseball
  • boxing
  • lacrosse
  • softball
  • wrestling
  • ice hockey


Edwards Family Dental has partnered with local high schools to make complimentary custom mouth guards for athletes.  Call (614)761-7666 to schedule an appointment.

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