Thank goodness for warmer weather. It seems that this time of year would never come. With warmer weather comes spending a lot more time outdoors. Physical activity also increases which is so important for your health and well being. It’s also important to keep yourself and your family safe as you play sports and more active activities. With this physical activity there is a bigger importance of protecting your teeth with a sports guard.
Benefits of a Sports Guard
Custom mouth guards, also known as a sports guard, made at Dental Partners of Boston are very comfortable to wear. They are small plastic guards worn in your mouth to protect your teeth. They conform to your bite and to the shape of your mouth. There are many benefits to wearing a mouth guard. It will benefit you and your family, during this time of year especially. Some of these benefits include:
- Reducing the risk of tongue, mouth and lip injuries.
- Reduces the risk of chipped, broken, and damaged teeth
- Reduces risk of nerve damage in the mouth.
Sports guards basically help cushion a blow to the face. They cover the upper teeth and protect the many soft tissues in your mouth. Bottom teeth can guards can be made as well.
Is a sports guard the right fit?
Our custom mouth guards are more common during sports like football, basketball, baseball, hockey and boxing but they can be beneficial for individuals participating in any physical activity. Activities such as:
are other sports where a mouth guard should be used. A sports guard is essentially a safety device for when you are involved in physical activity. It can significantly reduce the risk of an injury that can occur to a patient’s mouth as a result of an accident. It can take as little as one impact to the mouth to cause some serious injury, tooth loss or nerve damage. High contact sports, especially football, are where it’s vital to use a mouth guard so it can protect your teeth from a blow with such strong force.
It’s easy to have a sports guard made custom for you at either of our practices. Visit our Boston office and in a single visit you can receive your sports guard. It’s a simple and painless process. Our team of dental specialist will answer any questions you may have and make the process one that you’ll remember. The American Dental Association projects that one third of all dental injuries are sports related. We’ve helped many athletes in the area and we pride ourselves in making the same sports guard and services to all of our patients Let Dental Partners of Boston protect your smile. Give our office a call today.