Play Hard…Keep Teeth
Injuries to the mouth and jaw are among the most common injuries suffered by athletes. In fact, studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouthguard!
Do you take part in any athletic or recreational activity that includes a risk of contact with the face and mouth? Everything would be affected if you unexpectedly lost one or two of your front teeth – Smiling, talking, eating. Even slight force to your mouth can affect teeth to chip, break or come loose.
We strongly recommend wearing a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth and mouth during activities that pose a risk. Frequent blows to the face are common in contact sports such as football, hockey, boxing, and others, and a mouthguard can provide essential protection.
Did you know a mouthguard can also avoid injury to other parts of your mouth, such as the tongue, lips, face, and jaw? It can also avoid or lessen the effects of headaches and concussions. A mouthguard is a vital piece of athletic gear that should be part of any athlete’s standard equipment, regardless of age.
A custom fitted mouth guard is important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A mouth guard will provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, which will help you avoid injuries to your gums and cheeks during a physical activity that may result in a blow to your face.
These are available at any sporting goods store, but provide only limited protection because they cannot be adjusted to your mouth. We do not recommend their use.
These are softened with hot water then molded over your teeth. These are also available at sporting goods stores, and provide somewhat customized fit which leads to better protection and greater ease in talking and breathing.
Not only they look COOL, but are designed and made for your teeth and offer the best fit, comfort and protection. Their cost may be more than the stock ones because they are custom designed and made for your mouth by your dentist. However they provide better protection against dental trauma, jaw fracture and jaw joint (“TMJ”) injury because they are made with higher quality shock absorbing material that significantly reduces the force of impact to the jaws and teeth.