While sports are fun and a great way to get exercise, there are some inherent risks involved. Whether it is for yourself or for your child, a sports guard is a great protective device to use when involved in athletic activity. We at Dental Partners of Boston highly recommend the use of sports guards for our athletically active patients.
Sports guards are small plastic guards worn in your mouth to protect your teeth. The sports guards available through Dental Partners of Boston are comfortable to wear because they we offer conform to the bite and the shape of your mouth. When using a sports guard during athletic activity, patients receive the following benefits:
Sports guards are beneficial for any patient who participates in physical activity, not just athletic competitions. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and boxing are common sports that use sports guards. However, sports guards should also be used in other athletic activity like gymnastics, skateboarding, and biking. A sports guard is a safety device that patients should not go without when involved in physical activity due to the risks of serious injury to a patient’s mouth as a result of an accident. All it takes is one impact to your mouth to cause serious tooth loss, nerve damage, and tongue injury.
Our patients can receive a sports guard in a single visit to our Boston office. The process is easy, painless, and simple. Our dental team will take care of everything for you, answering any questions and addressing any concerns you have. Dental Partners of Boston has protected the smiles of numerous athletes in the local Boston area, so we are proud to offer the same sports guards and services to all of our patients.
A sports guard can help protect your teeth and oral health along with the existing dental work you’ve had done. To receive a sports guard or to learn more about sports guard, please contact Dental Partners of Boston today and make an appointment online or over the phone.
Maria E. Cardenas
Mark A. H. Sivers