Here at Reich Dental Center, we are happy to provide you with the best quality mouthguards for sports. It is usually kids that pick up facial injuries as they are playing, but adults can get injured also. Such injuries tend to be picked up during certain types of sports, but mouthguards can help prevent serious injuries.
If you are considering whether or not to get a sports mouth guard for your kids, then you should note that research has revealed that sports mouth guards prevent over 200,000 oral injuries each year. This can mean saving a great deal of pain, inconvenience, and money. This makes the fairly small investment in a sports mouthguard a wise one.
Why Do You Need A Sports Mouthguard?
The most prevalent form of facial injury during sports is dental injuries. Research has revealed that most people, including kids, don’t wear sports mouthguards while participating in certain sports since it’s not a requirement. Although certain protective gear such as helmets, goggles, shin guards or shoulder pads are a requirement in most of these sports, mouthguards are not. However, it’s important to note that sports mouthguards can assist in protecting your jaw, in addition to saving your teeth.
Certain sports like soccer, wrestling, football, and lacrosse, among others, increase the chances of jaw or mouth injury. Wearing a mouthguard can reduce the chances of jaw or mouth sports-related injuries—and this is the reason why you should wear one if you participate in any of the above sports. Mouthguards are worn by athletes usually protect their teeth as well as other oral structures during various sports activities. In some professional sports, they are a requirement and must be worn at all times when competing.
Different Types of Mouthguards
Among the most common type of sports mouthguards are the boil and bite variety, and these are often available from drug stores and sports stores. These are heated up to soften the material, and you will then bite into the material to leave an impression of your oral structure. Once the material has been allowed to harden, it will conform to the shape of your mouth reasonably well and provide some protection. Although this variety makes for a mouthguard that fits fairly well, they are not the best option available.
The best option, and the option that our team recommends is custom fit mouthguards for sports. These are made just for you to ensure the best possible fit. This helps make sure that they offer the best protection as well as being more comfortable than the other varieties that are available. They may be a little costlier than other types, but the additional cost is well worth it. They are also likely to last longer, further helping to offset some of the additional cost.
You can contact us at Reich Dental Center at 770-435-5450 if you need to book an appointment in regards to sports mouthguards. We have a professional and friendly team looking forward to helping you in any way that they can.
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