Playing certain sports can put you at risk of injuries to some parts of your body. You should be careful to protect your body so that it doesn’t get injured and you have to go to hospital or end up with a life long complaint. This is as true of your mouth as it is the rest of your body because some sports and past times can pose a risk to your teeth either in the form of impact with other players or the ball, or the risk of falling, face-first, to the ground.
There is an easy way to protect your mouth if you like to indulge in things like rugby, lacrosse, hockey or mountain biking. You should always wear a mouth guard of some kind so that your teeth are less exposed to injury from impact. It is better to prevent injury than to have to deal with the consequences of course and losing a tooth is no laughing matter.
The most basic form of mouth guard is available from sports shops as well as online retailers. These simple devices are affordable but they don’t offer a huge amount of protection from injury because they are mass produced along the lines of: ‘one size fits all’. A step up from these stock protectors is the ‘boil and bite’ mouth guard which is shaped to your teeth when you plunge it into boiling water and then carefully bite it.
The best protection of all comes from a mouth guard that your dentist in the City of Leeds has made especially for you.
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