Sports guards, or gum shields as they are sometimes called, 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.
We strongly recommend that you choose to have a tailor-made sports guard rather than the standard ‘boil and bite’ versions you can by in a sports shop. We take impressions of your teeth when you visit to make sure your sports guard fits securely and doesn’t slip when you least want it to.
When you come for your routine check-ups, we advise you bring your guard with you.