PREVENT SPORTS-RELATED DENTAL INJURIES & PROTECT YOUR SMILE
With our world opening up again, playing on sports teams and participating in recreational activities can once again be enjoyed.
While there are many benefits to all of these activities, there are also risks. Organized sports where players have contact with each other generally will have standard safety gear that would most likely include custom-fitted mouth guards.
However, there are other activities that we may not think we need to use a custom-fitted mouthguard such as;
Pick up games such as football, soccer, basketball etc.
Many injuries occur in your local playground, falling off playground equipment or children pushing and roughhousing can result in dental injuries.
These activities generally pose the highest risk for dental trauma!
Dental Injuries prevented by using custom-fitted mouth guards:
-Teeth knocked out
-Broken and chipped teeth
-Lip and tongue injuries
While mouth guards are available in retail establishments, this is one situation where one size does not fit all.
Benefits of a custom-fitted mouth guard:
-custom-fitted by your dentist
-more comfortable to wear
-won’t move or fall out
-provides superior protection against mouth injuries
A full dental checkup and cleaning are recommended before being fitted for your custom mouth guard. A strong healthy smile and a custom-fitted mouth guard ensure you are now fully protected against dental trauma!
Your mouth guard:
Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth. The impression is sent to a dental lab and upon return, your dentist will make sure that your mouth guard is a perfect fit.
A custom-fitted mouth guard is a great way to protect your smile and prevent injury, but It’s also an investment in your oral health!
Call us today to book your appointment for a custom-fitted mouth guard.
Your OCD dental team. Keeping smiles healthy and strong for more than 30 years!