Your teeth are precious. Losing them will negatively affect your life in many ways. Since your oral health is of the utmost importance to our practice, our family dentist provides custom mouthguards to help members of our community protect their teeth from facial trauma and injuries. While leading an active lifestyle does wonders for your physical and mental wellbeing, many popular activities and sports have a high risk for dental injuries that can fracture and dislodge teeth. Fortunately, a custom mouthguard can save you the agony of tooth loss and the expensive treatments necessary for repairing or replacing them.
Benefits of Mouthguards
The primary purpose of a mouthguard is to protect teeth from being dislodged during facial trauma. Secondarily, a mouthguard protects soft tissue like the lips, tongue, and linings of the cheeks from lacerations and damage caused by the sharp edges of teeth making contact with soft tissue during dental injuries. Since mouthguards prevent damage to oral tissue, they can save patients from intense pain and discomfort along with the costs associated with treatments needed to address trauma to tissue in the oral cavity.
Who Should Wear Mouthguards
Anyone who plays contact sports or participates in physical activities where injuries are common should wear mouthguards. Sports like football, boxing, hockey, and wrestling have a high risk for oral and facial injury. Physical activities like biking, martial arts, skateboarding, and skiing also have a high risk for injuries to teeth and soft tissues. Anyone who participates in activities or sports where an accidental fall or collision would make contact with hard surfaces or another person should wear mouthguards.
Why One Should Invest in a Custom Mouthguard
Compared to store bought mouthguards, a custom mouthguard is made for a specific person based on very precise measurements taken by our family dentist. A custom mouthguard will fit perfectly inside the mouth and over teeth because it is made to accommodate the intricacies of an individual’s oral anatomy. Custom-made mouthguards are comfortable and effective.
Call us today to schedule a checkup or consultation with our experienced family dentist.