Protect Your Teeth With A Mouthguard
Mouth guards are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports. They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:
- And any other sport where contact is a possibility
Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent structural damage to your teeth and jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions.
Purchasing A Mouth Guard
Mouth guards are available in most any sporting goods store, but you should be careful when purchasing one. Mouth guards like this do not offer the best level of protection. Just like same shoe can’t fit all and ill-fitting shoes can lead to orthotic issues the store bought mouthguards are usually ill-fitting and uncomfortable and may cause permanent damage to the Jaw Joints.
For the highest level of comfort and protection, you should visit your dentist for a custom mouth guard fitting. A custom mouth guard is created specifically for the optimal protection of YOUR mouth. It is created with thin plastic that is hardened to protect your teeth. The thinness of the custom mouth guard allows for easy breathing and also allows for easy communication (especially important for you star quarterbacks calling out the signals).
See your dentist today for a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth and ensure that you maintain the highest level of performance on the field, court, or rink.