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4 Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard for Sports

lacrosse playerWhether you or your child participate in contact sports, casual sports teams or even high-impact exercise activities like CrossFit or extensive gym work, you may not always consider the safety of your teeth—until it’s too late!

At our practice, we want to help you maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime, and that means protecting your pearly whites with a custom-fit mouthguard. A few benefits of mouthguards include:

  1. Mouthguards prevent an estimated 200,000 serious mouth injuries each year! If you could save yourself a costly visit to the dentist to replace a missing tooth or broken tooth, wouldn’t you? With a mouthguard, you can!
  2. Wearing a mouthguard during activity can actually help you perform better—why? Because you won’t be worried or overly cautious about hurting your teeth, as they’ll already be protected. Without one, an athlete is more than 50 times likely to suffer an injury.
  3. A custom fit mouthguard doesn’t inhibit speaking or breathing when it’s being worn. This means you’ll be able to function as you want to.
  4. A mouthguard protects more than just your teeth—it can protect your neck and even brain from harmful athletic injuries. They’re also extremely durable and easy to clean!

Types of Mouthguards

There are several different types of mouthguards, and we’re happy to help you decide which is right for yourself or a child. We make them in our practice to perfectly form to your teeth so they stay put during activity. The first step is to take an impression which will then be sent to a lab. We’ll then receive your mouthguard back and invite you in for a fitting. If all looks and functions well, you’ll be on your way to enjoying your new mouthguard!

If you have any questions on the best mouthguard for you, or would like to make an appointment to have a custom-fit mouthguard made for yourself or a child, we’d love to see you in our practice.

Contact us today to make your appointment.

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