Sports Mouthguards From Your Dentists in Brantford
While most people are aware that decay causes tooth loss in millions of people across North America every year, they’re surprised to learn that sporting activities are also responsible for tooth loss in millions of people each year. Thankfully, at Brantford Family Dental Centre in Brantford, we know that a professional sports mouthguard can help athletes and sports enthusiasts alike protect their smile for years to come.
Which sports require a mouthguard?
Though all sports can pose an oral health risk, high-contact versions like boxing, football, basketball, volleyball, martial arts, skateboarding, rugby, lacrosse, and soccer are known to have higher rates of dental injuries. Even “milder” sports like baseball, golf, and cycling pose risks.
How do sports mouthguards help protect your mouth?
Because they’re custom-fitted to your unique smile and move your lower jaw bone into a forward and downward position, mouthguards separate the upper and lower jaws, minimizing the chance of significant injury should impact take place. They also protect teeth and gums from serious injuries like broken teeth, jaw fractures, and neck trauma. Also, if you wear braces, sports mouthguards move the oral cavity’s soft tissue away from teeth, which protects your lips and cheeks from experiencing tearing.
What’s the difference between a store-bought and professional sports mouthguard?
In addition to the fact that a professional mouthguard is unique to a patient’s smile, it’s also made from high-quality materials that ensure it stays in place, is highly durable, and is comfortable to wear. Store-bought options, on the other hand, are generic and poorly fitting. They also wear down quickly and are not able to offer the same level of protection that professional versions do.
Interested in learning more about a professional sports mouthguard? Call our friendly team today!
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- Protect your smile while engaging in sporting activities
- Reduce your risk of dental injury
- Prevent damage to your teeth, gums, and jaw
- Ensure that orthodontic devices are protected while you play
- Enjoy a comfortable fit that’s customized to your smile!