Pros & Cons of Custom-Made Mouth Guards
Anyone who plays sports–whether child, adult, man or woman–should consider wearing a mouth guard. A split lip will heal over time, but a split tooth never heals, and if it’s an adult tooth, then you’re really in trouble.
- Boxing was the first sport to introduce the usage of “gumshields” or “tooth guards,” as they were called back then. Unfortunately, the primitive mouth guards were nothing more than a thin piece of rubber that wore out rather quickly. They may have provided some protection, but not enough to consider using today.
- There are two basic types of mouth guards you can purchase: over-the-counter from your local drugstore or sporting goods store ...