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All You Need to Know About the Benefits Of Athletic Mouthguards

Posted on 1/23/2023 by Evan
All You Need to Know About the Benefits Of Athletic MouthguardsMouthguards are crucial in contact sports due to the high risk of getting injuries that may significantly damage one's dentition. They should be used when engaging in recreational activities that increase the likelihood of injuries to the teeth. Any physically active person can benefit from mouthguards regardless of age. It is highly recommended that parents of older children who have their permanent teeth established purchase mouthguards for use when participating in various physical activities.

Benefits of Athletic Mouthguards

Engaging in sports puts teeth in significant stress often not realized by individuals who don't do sports. Clenching teeth while playing increases the chances of teeth wearing down. It also makes the teeth highly susceptible to cracking or chipping over time. Activity and sports pose a greater risk for tooth damage and jaw fractures due to accidents that occur. Accidents can lead to the loss and damage of several teeth at a go. Fortunately, this is preventable through the use of a mouthguard.

Getting the Right Mouthguard

A mouthguard can be obtained from an oral surgeon or general dentist who is tasked with the responsibility of first customizing them to an individual's teeth. This helps ensure that they are designed to fit securely on teeth and at the same time allow room for normal breathing.

Individualized mouthguards are the best since they not only provide the greatest protection but also stick firmly and do not fall out during play. Alternatively, a mouthguard can be bought over the counter. The stock mouthguard, which is premade may not fit well compared to customized mouthguards.

Another option is buying a generic mouthguard known as the boil-and-bite mouthguard. This type offers minimal protection and it is likely to easily fall out during activity. It is also bulky and with it in place, it is difficult to smile.

Keep in mind that most sports-related accidents affect the maxillofacial region. Take action today and contact a dentist to order an athletic mouthguard. Our skilled and experienced team is available to provide customized mouthguards bound to offer maximum protection to your teeth.

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