AS WE LEAD UP TO THE 54TH ANNUAL SUPER BOWL we know that our sports-loving patients (and those in it for the food!) are getting hyped for the game. It probably reminds you of your time playing sports growing up or cheering your kids and family members on in their favorite activity. There’s no doubt about it–playing sports can be a magical thing.
We love it 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 mouthguards in our practice, so you and your children can always play it safe!
Wear A Mouthguard 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 mouthguard makes you 60 times more likely to sustain an injury to the face and mouth! Wearing a mouthguard during recreational as well as competitive sports activities decreases both the frequency and severity of the injury.
A fractured, chipped or knocked-out tooth isn’t the only thing a mouthguard safeguards against. Did you know that wearing a mouthguard 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 Mouthguards Provide More Comfort And Protection
When it comes to purchasing a mouthguard, you have a couple of different options. A custom-fit mouthguard made specifically for you by a dental professional is the most effective and comfortable choice. We can even specially customize your mouthguard for the specific sport you play. Custom mouthguards are:
- Less likely to be displaced during the action because of their custom fit.
- Durable and tear-resistant. Custom mouthguards 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 mouthguards we make in our practice provide superior safety and genuine comfort. Your smile is worth protecting. Talk to us today about your own custom mouthguard by contacting us online or scheduling an appointment!