Sports Mouth Guards
When you play sports, you wear protective gear to keep your body safe from injury. This gear should always include a sports mouth guard. You only get one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime. If you want to keep them without injury or loss, talk to the team at Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions about a customized mouth guard for you or your teen. Protect your teeth, gums, and mouth from serious injury.
The dangers of not wearing a sports mouth guard
Falls, collisions, and hits are common to all sports, whether you’re playing a contact sport or using equipment or not. You may think that boxers, football players, and hockey players all need a sports mouth guard – and they do – but they’re not the only ones. Even if you’re only playing on an intramural league and aren’t on a team, keeping your teeth safe from damage is a must.
Direct impact to the mouth from an elbow, a ball, a puck, a fist, a head, or the ground can cause serious dental damage. Even if you wear a helmet, it can’t protect you from the following:
- Knocked out tooth
- Dislodged tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Broken tooth
- Gum and lip lacerations
- Bitten tongue
- Damaged braces
- Damaged jaw or bite
Dedicated athletes play hard, and you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your mouth is properly protected so you can focus on the game. A sports mouth guard offers peace of mind and protects the position and appearance of your teeth as well as your bite and the soft tissues in your mouth. These appliances allow you to put yourself fully into every match, meet, or competition. Every game is safer when you wear a mouth guard.
Benefits of a customized sports mouth guard
Mouth guards can be purchased over the counter and some people assume that this is enough coverage to get them through their games. It’s better than nothing at all, but a customized sports mouth guard made by your Manhattan Beach dentist is far preferable to a stock guard or bite-and-boil guard that will wear out quickly and not fit just right.
Here are the benefits of a one-of-a-kind mouth guard:
- Precise fit: One of the biggest benefits of a customized sports mouth guard is that the fit is precise and created just for your mouth. If you wear braces, the guard accommodates them. If you have prominent front teeth, they’re protected. Every part of your smile is covered by a personalized appliance.
- The right type: The game you play, your age, the presence of orthodontics, and other factors will determine what type of mouth guard is best for your oral health. Getting the right type of guard from the start protects you in every game.
- Comfortable: Over-the-counter mouth guards are often uncomfortable, bulky, and make it difficult to breathe and speak. A personalized sports guard will fit your teeth and mouth perfectly.
- Durable: Athletes play hard and their equipment is an investment in their safety. You want to trust that everything you purchase to protect yourself or your teen is built to last. A professionally created mouthguard will stand up to regular use and offers the ultimate coverage to protect your teeth, limit movement, and absorb shock.
Get sports mouth guards from Manhattan Beach Dentist
At Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions, we support athletes and are proud to create customized sports mouth guards that keep their teeth, gums, bite, jaw, and soft tissues as safe as possible from unnecessary injury. Contact us to schedule a consultation and get fitted for a precisely made appliance that will last.
Contact us to schedule a consultation and get fitted for a precisely made appliance that will last310-340-6663