What Are Athletic Mouthguards?
Mouthguards are small, flexible plastic appliances that sit over the top of your teeth. When playing high-impact sports or activities, mouthguards can keep your teeth safe in the case of an accident or injury. Professional mouthguards are small and comfortable. We design them to be discreet so you won’t be bothered by them during your activities.
When Should I Wear My Mouthguard?
Athletic mouthguards are ideal for patients who frequently play high-impact sports, such as football and soccer. However, they can be beneficial for anyone engaging in sports or other physical activities where there is a risk of injury. If you or a loved one regularly engages in any of the following sports or activities, you may need an athletic mouthguard:
- Martial Arts
These are just a few of the common sports that pose a risk for dental injuries. Tooth replacements can cost thousands of dollars, so taking the proper precautions is essential.
Why Do I Need a Professional Mouthguard?
There are several different types of mouthguards on the market. Generic varieties are available at convenience stores and pharmacies and come in either boil-and-bite or one-size-fits-all. These cheap appliances are often clunky and uncomfortable, and since they are not customized, they do not provide the same level of protection as professional ones do.
Professional mouthguards are a little more expensive, but they are worth the investment. These mouthguards last longer, are better at protecting your teeth and gums, and are more comfortable than their store-bought counterparts. Additionally, you can even choose your style and color! Pick your favorite shade, or get a mouthguard that matches your team’s colors.
To learn more about athletic mouthguards and how they can protect your smile, call our office today at (330) 867-4461, send us an email, or schedule an appointment online. We would be happy to answer any of your questions. Together, we can keep you and your loved ones’ smiles safe and healthy for a lifetime!