Sports are a huge part of American life. Whether it is your child playing hockey or football or an adult in your family playing in a recreational league, most families have one or more members that are regularly on the field or the court. However, there is no denying that sports can lead to injuries. One of the best ways to protect your teeth or your child’s is with a custom sports mouth guard. At Paxton Dental Care, we provide Paxton, MA area athletes with the protection they need to keep their smiles safe.
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Why use a custom-fit mouth guard?
One of the most common injuries that sports players face is damage to the teeth. Balls, equipment, and other players can all hit you or your child’s face, leading to significant and sometimes irreversible tooth damage. A custom-made mouth guard helps prevent these injuries by (a) creating a barrier between the lower and upper teeth to prevent them from knocking forcefully together, and (b) protecting the teeth against hits from external forces. Many sports leagues require the use of a mouthguard, particularly contact sports. We recommend adult or kids mouthguards for people playing the following sports, among others:
- Martial arts
While you can typically find over-the-counter sports guards, when it comes to comfort and protection, the best choice is a professional, custom-fit mouth guard. Compared to over-the-counter options, they are more:
Professionally-made mouth guards do not lose their shape over time and provide protection in the places in the mouth where it is most needed.
Getting a professionally made mouth guard
Getting a sports mouth guard made is simple. First, you come in to the office so we can take dental impressions. We send these to the laboratory so that your mouth guard can be custom-fabricated to fit your mouth for the greatest comfort and protection. Once it is ready, you simply come back into the office to check the fit and take it home with you to wear for your next game.
Get the protection that you or your child needs with a custom sports guard at Paxton Dental Care by calling (508) 557-2400 today!