Sports are a great way to stay active, healthy, and have a lot of fun. They can also be a hazard to your mouth. In fact, most dental injuries occur as a result of a contact sport. But don’t worry, you don’t need to stop playing pickup basketball on Sundays or stop your kids from joining the local soccer team. Sports mouth guards made in Charlottesville can help protect your mouth during any sporting activity.
While all of us at the Charlottesville dental office of Jack T. Kayton III, DDS want our patients and athletes to use sports mouth guards, we also want to make sure that you’re aware of the difference between the types of mouthguards and why custom-made sports mouth guards from your Charlottesville dentist are the best way to protect your mouth during sporting events.
There are three main types of sports mouth guards – stock, boil and bite, and custom-made.
Stock mouth guards are often loose fitting and can’t be shaped to fit your individual mouth. This can lead to difficult breathing, inhibited speech and incomplete protection.
While the boil and bite mouthguards do allow for individual shaping, they can often be bitten through with ease, which leaves your teeth prone to injury.
Custom-made sports mouth guards are designed to specifically fit your teeth and your mouth, are durable, allow you to speak with ease, and are constructed for maximum comfort.
In fact, custom-made sports mouth guards are so effective at protecting your mouth during contact sports that they are recommended by both the American Dental Association and the Academy for Sports Dentistry.
If you’re ready to start playing pickup basketball on the weekends again, or if your kids want to learn how to play soccer, contact our Charlottesville dental office. We’ll discuss the importance of a custom-made sports mouth guard and get you ready for the game.
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