Gum Shields

Gum Shield

Gumshields help protect your teeth from injury and reduce your risk of concussion while playing sports. Our gumshields are custom-made to give you as comfortable a fit as possible. They can be made in a variety of colours with your name on the side of the gumshield .

In Addition

In addition, many sports require athletes to use a gum shield to protect their teeth while practicing and playing. Frequently used in contact sports, the gum shield covers the gums and teeth to provide protection for lips, gums, teeth, and arches. A properly fitted gum shield can reduce the severity of dental injuries.

Pre-formed, ready-to-wear gum shields can be purchased inexpensively at many sporting stores, but they do not always fit well. They can be uncomfortable and can interfere with talking and even breathing. Sporting goods stores also offer semi-custom mouth guards in which the plastic is heated and then the athlete bites on it while still warm to provide some level of custom fit.

Our office can make a custom gum shield by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. A custom-fitted gum shield can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.