Athletic Mouth Guard | Denton, TX
The use of athletic mouth guards is being encouraged by more and more organizations for people of all ages. From schools recommending them for various sports and playground activities to sports associations advising those joining their teams to use them, athletic mouth guards are no longer just something that professional athletes use. Protecting your teeth from damage is always a smart move.
You may not think that being a “weekend warrior” or having a child on a pee-wee or school sports team is enough to warrant the investment in athletic mouth guards, but using them could prevent painful injuries as well as save you thousands of dollars in dental work. The American Dental Association has stated that mouth guards could prevent up to 200,000 oral and facial injuries per year in high school and college sports!
Studies have found that athletic mouth guards not only limit the risk of chipped/broken teeth and mouth injuries like cuts to the lips and gums, but they may also help prevent more serious injuries like concussions and neck injuries. This is because the mouth guard cushions the blow when you’re hit in the face or fall so that the force of the impact is absorbed more evenly than without a mouth guard.
While athletic mouth guards seem to be for sale in just about every sports store or sporting goods department, they don’t compare to the effectiveness or quality of a custom mouth guard by Denton Smiles Dentistry. Athletic mouth guards that are too big or too small aren’t going to help your teeth, and in actual fact they could damage them further during your contact situations, making them potentially dangerous. A custom mouth guard is made from a unique imprint of your teeth to make sure that the guard will be in alignment with your own mouth. When Denton Smiles Dentistry makes your mouth guard, we will take into account any current issues with your teeth as well as the sport or activity that you are going to be taking part in so that you get the best protection for your needs.