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What are Sports Mouth Guards ?

Sports guards, mouth guards and mouth protectors are different names for the same thing: a device worn over your teeth that protects them from blows to the face and head.    Read "What are Sports Mouth Guards ?" article

Mouth Guards and Maintenance

Once you have had your mouth guard adjusted to fit your teeth you must learn to properly maintain your mouth guard. A mouth guard should only be worn during sport practices and games. Read "Mouth Guards and Maintenance" article

The Facts about Mouth Guards

A mouth guard is made of soft plastic or laminate material that protects the teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. It is highly important that children or adults involved in sports wear a mouth guard. Read "The Facts about Mouth Guards" article

Important Reasons for Mouth Guards

A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. The American Dental Association projects that one third of all dental injuries are sports related. Read "Important Reasons for Mouth Guards" article

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