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Dental Mouth Gaurd Protection

Protecting Your Winning Smile: Back to School, Team Sports, and Mouth Guard Protection

Summer is coming to a close and is making way for that time of the year when students are gearing up and heading back to school. For many, this means a return to organized sports activities, such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, or football. While team sports offer a fantastic opportunity for physical activity, skill development, and social interaction, they also come with an increased risk of dental injuries.

Dental injuries are painful and can be expensive to fix so protecting your child’s teeth from such harm is important.  We recommend to all of our patients who are active in team sports to protect their teeth with a mouth guard.

The Smile You Love

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets. It’s not only an essential part of your appearance but also plays a crucial role in your overall health and well-being. And when a dental injury occurs such as chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth, you will be in for a very painful and expensive experience. It is critical that if you play high- impact, high -contact sports you must think about protecting your teeth.

Team Sports: The Dental Risk Factor

Participating in team sports has many benefits both physically and mentally.  It’s always a good day when you are improving on your physical well-being, learning teamwork skills the discipline needed for winning. However, these activities come with risk factors. Dental injuries often occur in sports like football, hockey, soccer, basketball, and even non-contact sports like gymnastics, where accidental collisions or falls can lead to tooth damage.

Enter the Mouth Guard: Your Dental MVP

We have been able to protect the teeth of many of our patients with the use of a custom fitted mouth guard. Mouth guards are dental appliances made to fit over your teeth.  They provide a soft cushioning, protection for the teeth. The barrier that a mouth guard will create helps to minimize potential injury.  

Mouth guards offer a protective layer that absorbs the impact of a blow to the face, reducing the risk of broken or knocked-out teeth, lip injuries, and even jaw fractures.

You can purchase the one size fits all mouth protectors in sporting goods stores.  They are the least expensive, but they will not provide the same comfort as a custom fitted, made to your mouth one will.  Because of the not so custom fit, they are not as effective in protection as well.

We use a state-of-the-art scanner to get an exact replication of your mouth.  We then use that scan to craft, a perfect fit to your mouth’s structure.  The device is comfortable, fits perfectly and does not interfere with breathing or speaking allowing you to focus on your activity free from distraction.

Investing in a custom fit protective mouth guard is a very small price to pay for the protection it offers. Especially when you are taking into consideration what injured teeth can wind up costing.

When you wear a custom fitted mouth guard during sports activities, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have the protection of preserving your teeth and your smile.

As students head back to school and embrace their sports activities, make sure they are protecting their teeth from preventable injury with a custom fitted mouth guard.  It’s a small investment that can make a significant difference.

Give us a call to discuss how a custom-fitted mouth guard could give you peace of mind in protecting your child’s oral health