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Athletic Mouthguards: A Small Investment for Big Protection Gainesville, GA
Custom Mouthguards from Gainesville Dental Group

Do you have a child in sports? While it’s not fun to think about, a staggering number of dental related injuries occur during contact sports each year. These include tooth fractures, lip lacerations, gum injuries and jaw damage. Not only can dental injuries cause permanent damage to your child’s smile, they can also result in hundreds of dollars in dental repairs. Fortunately, these accidents are highly preventable with the use of an athletic mouthguard.

Did you know that a sports mouthguard can do more than protect your child’s mouth? Studies show that a properly-fitted mouthguard can also prevent youth concussions. As much as 5-10% of athletes will experience a concussion in any given sport season. Concussions and dental injuries aren’t restricted to football and boxing; any contact sports player can benefit from an athletic mouthguard.

Reasons To Go To Your Dentist For a Sports Mouthguard

When it comes to buying your child an athletic mouthguard, you have two general options to choose from. You can buy a stock mouthguard or “boil-and-bite” model at your local sporting goods store or you can schedule a short visit with your dentist and get a custom mouthguard that fits over every crevice and groove of your child’s unique smile. While store-bought mouthguards are less expensive, a mouthguard from your dentist can offer significant advantages:

  • Better Fit – Custom mouthguards are fabricated from a precise impression of your child’s teeth. It won’t come up too high up on the gums and should fit so comfortably that your child won’t be tempted to take it in and out during the game. In fact, custom mouthguards allow your child to breathe and speak easily while wearing them. A mouthguard that stays in place is a mouthguard that is more effective at its job.
  • More Durable – The materials used to craft a custom mouthguard are simply higher grade and quality than a boil-in-bite mouthguard from the store. This means that your custom mouthguard can hold up better over time. And let’s face it, sports equipment doesn’t always get treated gently.
  • Better Return on Investment – While you’ll put for the extra expense upfront for a custom-made mouthguard, you’re likely to get better overall protection and longer use out of the appliance. In addition, you’ll be saving money on potential dental repairs with the peace of mind that your child’s teeth, jaw and skull are adequately protected as they play.

Are you ready to learn more about a custom athletic mouthguard for your child? Schedule your appointment today at Gainesville Dental Group. It is a simple investment and brief visit that can save your child’s permanent set of teeth.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

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Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Gainesville GA, 30501

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