Before you hit the field, court, or trail this season, protect your smile with a mouthguard. A mouthguard is a flexible plastic appliance that is worn during athletic or recreational activity to protect the mouth from injury. Mouthguards can prevent serious injuries like concussions, brain hemorrhages, jaw fractures, and neck injuries by helping avoid situations where the lower jaw is jammed into the upper jaw. Although there are different types of mouthguards, a custom-made guard from your dentist offers the best protection, comfort, and fit. Talking and breathing are a breeze because they are not as big and bulky as the ones you may find at sporting goods or drug stores. Talk with us today to determine if you may benefit from a mouthguard!