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Protect Your Teeth with a Custom Mouthguard!

June 10, 2024

Participating in sports is an excellent way for children and adults to stay active and healthy. However, it's essential to remember that accidents can happen at any time, even during the most routine practices or games. That's why wearing a custom-fit mouthguard is crucial for protecting your teeth, gums, and jaw from potential injuries.

Why Wearing a Mouthguard Matters

Sports like soccer, hockey, or karate can be physically demanding and intense. While it's impossible to eliminate the risk of oral trauma completely, wearing a mouthguard significantly reduces the likelihood of sustaining injuries such as cracked, chipped, or knocked-out teeth. Studies show that mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries per year, making them an essential piece of safety equipment for any athlete.

Custom Mouthguards: The Ultimate Protection

While there are many over-the-counter mouthguard options available, a custom-fit mouthguard offers superior protection and comfort. These dental appliances are designed to fit snugly over your teeth, providing a shock-absorbing cushion that helps safeguard against injuries like:

  • Tooth displacement or loss
  • Fractured teeth and surrounding dental bone
  • Soft tissue lacerations (lips, cheeks, gums, tongue)
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) trauma
  • Possible reduction in concussion risk (although further study is needed)

Since children and teens are often more active in sports, they face a higher risk of oral injuries. In fact, a significant percentage of dental injuries in school-age children occur while playing sports. It's essential to consult with our dental office before the season starts to discuss which type of mouthguard is best suited for your child or teen's specific needs.

Choosing the Right Mouthguard

When selecting a mouthguard, it's crucial to consider factors such as fit, comfort, and ease of maintenance. A good-quality mouthguard should not interfere with speech or breathing and should be strong, durable, and easy to clean. Our dental office offers custom-fabricated sports mouthguards that meet all these criteria while providing optimal protection for your teeth and gums.

Invest in a Winning Smile!

Don't let the thrill of playing sports jeopardize your oral health. By investing in a custom-fit mouthguard from our dental office, you're taking an important step towards protecting your teeth and ensuring that you maintain a healthy, confident smile for years to come.

At Valstad Dental, we believe in providing exceptional care and personalized attention to each of our patients. Our dedicated staff is committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health through comprehensive dental services tailored to meet your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about how a custom mouthguard can help safeguard your teeth during sports activities.

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