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The Importance of Mouthguards/Sport Guards
September 27, 2023
Different contact sports require all sorts of equipment to protect athletes, but one of the most important and common pieces of equipment are mouthguards/sport guard.
A mouthguard or sport guard is a rubber device worn over your teeth to help minimize injury to your entire mouth including teeth, gums, cheeks, and jaw. Athletes of all ages can benefit from this level of protection.
When a mouthguard is in place, it prevents the teeth from breaking, chipping or shifting out of place. These injuries can be both painful and expensive to treat which is why it’s important to take measures to avoid dental damage. A sport guard also helps to prevent concussions by preventing impact around the mouth which may affect the brain inside your head.
The jaw is one of the strongest and most important parts of the human body. For this reason, it is crucial to wear a mouthguard when playing sports. Athletes of all ages can benefit from wearing a mouth protector during contact sports, as it will decrease your risk of sustaining an injury to your teeth, gums, lips, tongue, jaw, or any other part of your mouth.
Although mouthguards can be purchased over the counter and they do offer some level of protection, they generally can’t provide the same standard of protection, nor do they fit as comfortably as a custom mouthguard fabricated by a dental professional.
Have more questions? Contact us or book an appointment to discuss why a mouthguard is the right protection for you!