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Athletic Mouthguards

Athletic Mouthguards

Athletic mouthguards are an important piece of safety equipment for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Not only do they protect the teeth and gums from potential damage, but they also serve to prevent injury to the jaw, neck and head. Wearing a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard during high impact activities helps reduce the risk of traumatic dental injuries and other serious problems that can occur as a result of contact sports or activities where there is a higher risk of falls or collisions.

Dentists recommend athletes wear athletic mouthguards for many reasons. First, these protective devices help reduce the severity of any blows to the face, reducing both injury and pain. They also act as a cushion between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from being knocked out of alignment. Additionally, athletic mouthguards help reduce the risk of concussion by absorbing and redistributing energy that is spread throughout the jaw when a hard hit is taken.

Athletic mouthguards come in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes and colors. Most are made from thermoplastic material that can be molded to fit your teeth perfectly. Custom-fitted guards provide an extra level of protection since they are designed specifically for each individual athlete’s teeth and gums. It’s important to note that store bought “boil and bite” mouthguards may offer limited protection compared to dentist-made custom guards because they don’t offer as much coverage or fit as well.

In order to get the best protection from an athletic mouthguard, it’s important to have one that fits properly. To do this, your dentist can make sure you get a guard that is tailored specifically for your size and shape of your teeth and gums. This will ensure optimal coverage and protection against dental injuries and other complications.

Athletic mouthguards are an essential tool for athletes looking to stay safe while competing in high-impact sports or activities. Not only do they provide great protection, but they also help reduce injury severity if contact does occur. If you’re an athlete looking for extra safety gear, make sure to talk with your dentist about getting fitted for a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard today! Not only will it provide the best protection, but you’ll also be one step closer to achieving your athletic goals.

A dentist-made custom mouthguard should also be used if you wear braces or have a dental appliance (e.g., bridge, crown) in your mouth. These prostheses can put you at risk of damage if not properly protected with an athletic mouthguard. Also, athletes suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), sleep apnea or clenching/grinding should consider wearing an extra layer of protection over their teeth and gums when engaging in high-impact activities.

In conclusion, athlete’s who engage in contact sports and other high impact activities should consider investing in an athletic mouthguard. Not only can they provide an extra layer of protection, but they also help reduce the severity of any potential injuries. Visit your dentist today to get fitted for a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard and take one more step to ensure you’re participating in your favorite activities as safely as possible.

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