If you are active in high-impact sports, it is important that you keep your smile safe while you play. Although many sports teams do not require its participants to wear a sports mouth guard, our dentist and team recommend that you wear one anyway, even if you wear other forms of bodily protection, like helmets or shoulder pads. Although effective at protecting other parts of the body, those items do not protect your teeth and jaw the way that an athletic sports guard will.
According to the American Dental Association®, over five million Americans lose teeth in sports-related injuries each year.
What Dental Injuries Can Occur:
- Tooth displacement
- Injuries to soft tissue
- Jaw fractures
- Tooth fractures
- Fractured roots of teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
Common Sports You Should Wear a Mouth Guard for Include:
The Difference Between a Store-Bought Appliance and a Professional Guard:
There are three different kinds of sports guards. There are premade mouth guards. There also are boil and bite guards. Finally, there are custom-made guards that our dentist and team can fit for you.
Custom-made guards are comfortable and made to fit your smile’s precise needs. The oral appliances Dr. Todd M. Roby can fit are far more effective than store-bought guards. Because they fit your teeth better, they feel better and provide greater support to your teeth, soft tissues and jaw bone.
Call our office at 303-776-2020 to get a sports mouth guard in Longmont, Colorado.