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Did you know that dental injuries may be one of the most common types of facial injuries in sports? It is recommended that mouth guards should be used in sports that could involve falls, body contact or flying equipment which can injure your mouth. It is estimated that mouth guards may help prevent at least 200,000 oral injuries every year.

Mouth guards typically cover the upper teeth and can help protect you from broken or chipped teeth, cut lips and other damage to your mouth. There are two different options for this piece of safety equipment: stock and custom-made mouth guards.

-Stock: An inexpensive option, they come pre-formed and ready to wear. However, they don’t often fit well and can make breathing or talking more difficult as they may be bulky.
-Custom-made: Individually designed and crafted for your smile. These are the most likely to provide a comfortable fit. Drs. Gauri Mankame, Disha Mankame and Dipak Mankame may need to take an impression of your teeth to craft your customized mouth guard.

We highly recommend you get a custom-made mouth guard to protect your teeth, whether it’s in contact sports or other vigorous activities. If you are interested in a mouth guard in the Coral Springs, Florida, area, please give Coral Springs Smile Care a call to set up a consultation to discuss your options at 954-752-4484. We would be happy to help you protect your smile.