Do you or your child play contact sports like soccer, baseball, or lacrosse? You require a mouthguard. Mouthguards help protect you and your child from sports injuries, tooth loss and chipped or cracked teeth. The American Dental Association estimates that sports mouth guards can prevent over 200,000 injuries. This year alone, it is estimated that more than 5 million teeth will be knocked out due to sports. Mouthguards can help save teeth and keep you from needing restorative treatment down the road.
The Benefits of Custom Sports Mouthguards
Mouthguards offer multiple benefits to patients. Custom mouthguards:
- Minimize the risk of bruising and injury to the soft tissues in the mouth
- Reduce the chance of contact sports-related concussions
- Help minimize the risk of chipped and damaged teeth
- Reduce the risk of knocked out teeth
- Allow the wearer to speak clearly
- Protect the lower jaw from trauma
- Reduce stress on the neck
Custom-fit professional mouth guards save patients from future dental treatments for replacing missing teeth or treating chipped and cracked teeth. Mouthguards are a preventative measure that saves money and can reduce the chance of injury or concussion. Over-the-counter “boil and bite” mouth guards that are not custom-fit can easily fall out and may interfere with breathing and speaking. They also may not be as comfortable as custom professional mouth guards.
Treatment with Mouthguards
Dr. Siddhi Patel will create a mold of your teeth to fabricate a mouthguard that comfortably fits your mouth. A customized and more comfortable fit may lead to improved endurance on the field without the need for jaw clenching to keep the mouthguard in place. After you receive your mouthguard, clean it regularly with antibacterial solution and thoroughly clean it once a month to keep it fresh and fight decay-causing bacteria.
Request an Appointment Today
Do you need a custom sports mouthguard for you or your child? Call Park Dental for professional treatment today at 614.254.5116. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel and her team online here. Dr. Patel and her team aim to provide a relaxed and friendly environment for patients of all ages. If you have any questions about treatment, our staff will be happy to answer them.