Mouthguards are an important piece of equipment for those involved in recreational and athletic events. Protecting the teeth is as essential to oral health as brushing and flossing are. Having teeth knocked out or injured affects more than just your appearance – it also affects how you speak, eat, and the overall health of your entire mouth. Mouthguards minimize the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your tongue, jaw, and entire face. They are designed to help cushion a blow to the face while protecting the soft tissues inside the mouth. Gainesville Dental Group provides customized mouthguards as part of our family dentistry treatments to our patients who play any type of contact sport.
Yes, you can drive down the road to the closest drug store and purchase a mouthguard that promises protection with a “one size fits all” selling tag. However, if you just took the time to observe a hand full of people, you would see how different each one of their mouths are. Now, would you still want a “one size fits all” mouthguard? The dental specialists at Gainesville Dental Group can provide custom mouthguards to our patients that are designed specifically for the shape of their mouths. With custom mouthguards, the personalized fit and placement helps to ensure that your teeth, gums, tongue, jawbone, and soft tissues are protected in order to minimize the risk of oral injury.
Protect Your Teeth with Athletic Mouthguards
Mouthguards are vitally important to the health of your mouth during any athletic event. Contact injuries during football, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, cheerleading and other sports are all too common. Protecting the teeth with athletic mouthguards should be a standard action from an early age. As soon as your child puts on his or her uniform, the athletic mouthguard should also be placed in the mouth. Protecting the teeth is vital in promoting the long-term health of the mouth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.