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Safeguard Your Smile From Sport Injuries With a Mouthguard

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While many people think that a helmet and shin guards are enough to keep them safe on the field or court, they forget an essential piece of protective gear—a mouthguard. Whether you’re playing football, basketball, hockey, or any other sport, it’s important to shield your teeth with the right equipment.

Here are a couple of different reasons to consider wearing one.

Helps Prevent Serious Dental Injuries

Mouthguards protect your teeth from being cracked, knocked out, and chipped, and they may reduce the risk of concussions and facial injuries.

In addition to safeguarding your teeth from physical trauma, these protective devices also help shield your jaw from injury by absorbing shock from impact and spreading the force of contact across the entire surface area of your mouth. This helps reduce the risk of fractures and dislocations in your jaw joint—two common sports-related injuries.

Another benefit of wearing a mouthguard is that it can help protect you from lacerations inside your mouth. During contact sports, there is always a chance that someone’s tooth could scrape against the inside of their lip or cheek—or even cut them in some cases. A high-quality mouthguard can help guard against this type of injury by providing an extra layer between your lips and gums and any foreign objects that enter your mouth during play.

Improve Performance

Finally, wearing a mouthguard may help improve athletic performance by allowing you to breathe better while playing. By reducing air resistance caused by having an open mouth while running or jumping, you can increase oxygen flow which helps improve stamina during long games or practices. Improved oxygen flow also helps athletes stay alert and focused during intense competition.

Shield your smile from injury with a custom mouthguard. Contact us today to book an appointment!