Mouth guards, also know as gum shields, are essential in protecting our teeth and gums from damage during contact sports. A mouth guard is a custom made rubber-like cover which fits over your teeth and gums, protecting them from damage. It is vital that you wear a professionally made mouth guard if you are involved in sports which may pose the risk of damage to your teeth, such as boxing, cricket and rugby.
Depending on your age, mouth guards may need changing regularly. This is because as you grow and new teeth form, your existing mouth guard may no longer fit properly.