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Why Mouthguards are a Must for Sports

Why Mouthguards are a Must for Sports

January 16th, 2020

Did you know that approximately 5 million Americans lose their teeth in sports-related injuries each year? We, at Avalon Dental Care, believe your teeth should last a lifetime and are here to fit you with custom-made sports mouthguards to protect you from injury due to blows to the face or head. Consider them a necessary piece of athletic equipment when participating in sports activities. Your smile is worth it!

The Importance of Using Sports Mouthguards

The most common dental injuries sustained during sports activities include knocked out teeth, fractured teeth, fractured roots, or tooth intrusion. The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation estimates that athletes without sports mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer from injuries during sports activities, with the potential for long-term dental problems.

What Are Sports Mouthguards?

Sports mouthguards are custom-fitted oral appliances that protect your teeth from damage due to accidental trauma to your face. Made of a material designed to cushion blows, they absorb the force of a sudden impact. Sports mouthguards protect your teeth, lips, gums, and tongue from injury, as well as preventing damage to your orthodontic appliances.

Caring for Your Mouthguard

Rinse your mouthguard before and after each use, and regularly clean it with fresh soapy water. Make sure to store it in a clean perforated container, when not in use, to keep it dry and to avoid bacteria growth. Avoid high temperatures to prevent any damage or distortion.

Be on the lookout for signs of wear and tear, which may mean the mouthguard needs replacing. Children and teens will need to replace them more often than adults because their mouths are growing and changing. During your routine dental exams, we will evaluate your mouthguard to ensure it continues to provide the best protection.

Sports Mouthguards Near Me

Contact Avalon Dental Care to learn more about our custom-made sports mouthguards and the superior protection they provide for your teeth. While there are various types of mouthguards available for purchase over-the-counter, they don’t begin to compare with the comfort and protection afforded by our custom-made oral appliances. Call us and schedule your appointment today.

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