…………………When summer sports activities increase, whether it’s a softball league or a pick-up game of basketball, dental injuries become more prevalent. Ask yourself, “Are my teeth properly protected?” Dental injuries in sports are primarily due to tooth-to-tooth contact. Being accidentally bumped in the chin with an elbow is not what directly causes dental problems. It’s the collision of the lower teeth with the upper teeth after the bump that causes the damage. This is why a mouth-guard/sports-guard worn on the upper and lower teeth can cushion the blow and protect your teeth.
A specially fabricated mouth-guard can be made for your teeth. This custom guard fits over the upper and lower teeth to prevent broken or chipped teeth due to tooth-to-tooth contact. This is especially important for sports where incidental contact with solid objects and other participants is common.
The smaller size and secure fit of a custom lab created mouth-guard/sports-guard (rather than the drugstore guard) provides these advantages:
- Clearer speech—-when communication with teammates is important
- More comfortable fit—-so it is less distracting
- Less restricted breathing—–for improved performance
If you or your children love to participate in summer sports, now is the time to seriously consider your risk for accidental tooth damage.