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Why a Sports Mouth Guard?

June 19, 2018

THE CRISP SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT GRASS on the soccer field, the gleam of the basketball court before a game, the cheering fans at the football stadium, the feeling of the baseball bat, familiar in your hands… There’s no doubt about it–playing sports can be a magical thing.

 

We love when our patients are having fun and being active, but unfortunately, sports-related dental injuries happen all the time. That’s why we make custom mouth guards in our practice, so you and your children can always play it safe!

 

Wear A Mouth Guard And Reduce Your Risk Of Injury
 

You may be surprised to learn that up to 40 percent of dental injuries are sustained during sports activities. In fact, not wearing a mouth guard makes you 60 times more likely to sustain an injury to the face and mouth! Wearing a mouth guard during recreational as well as competitive sports activities decreases both the frequency and severity of injury.

 

A fractured, chipped or knocked-out tooth isn’t the only thing a mouth guard safeguards against. Did you know that wearing a mouth guard can also help prevent more serious injuries such as concussions, jaw fractures, and neck injuries? Not to mention the protection it provides for the soft tissues of the mouth like the tongue, lips and cheeks.

 

This is especially true for those of you with braces. Not only are your braces an investment you should protect, but those metal brackets can be especially damaging to your mouth if you’re hit by a stray ball or elbow. On top of that, if your braces are damaged, there may be a delay in your orthodontic treatment.

 

 
 
Custom Mouth Guards Provide More Comfort And Protection

 

 

When it comes to purchasing a mouth guard, you have a couple different options. A custom-fit mouth guard made specifically for you by a dental professional is the most effective and comfortable choice. We can even specially customize your mouth guard for the specific sport you play. Custom mouth guards are:

  • Less likely to be displaced during the action because of their custom fit.

  • Durable and tear-resistant. Custom mouth guards last longer due to the higher quality of materials used to construct them.

  • More fitted and less bulky. This adds to the overall comfort and makes talking, breathing and swallowing easier.

Your Smile Is Worth Protecting
 

Customized specifically for your smile, the mouth guards we make in our practice provide superior safety and genuine comfort.Your smile is worth protecting. Talk to us today about your own custom mouth guard!

 

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