Mouth Guards or Gum shields are designed to be worn over your teeth to provide protection when playing contact sports such as rugby, hockey and cricket. Custom-made from a comfortable, pliable material, they keep your teeth safe if you suffer a blow to the face.
They can protect against chips, cracks or tooth loss, helping to avoid the need for more involved, expensive treatment, not to mention considerable pain and inconvenience.
- Your dentist takes impressions and checks how your teeth bite together.
- This information is used by dental technicians to produce a well-fitting gum shield.
- When this is ready, your dentist will pop it in place to make sure it fits comfortably over your teeth.
Tailor-made gum shields offer much better protection than those that can be bought over-the-counter as they are designed to fit your teeth perfectly.