Are you or your child involved in any type of athletic activity? Whether you compete in recreational team sports or are a high school, collegiate or professional athlete, protective gear is one of the most important aspects of staying safe.
When it comes to your mouth, a custom sports mouthguard can safeguard your smile against fractured or knocked-out teeth. They’re also thought to reduce your risks of a concussion.
Why a Sports Mouthguard?
The majority of athletic injuries involve the face. From lip lacerations to fractured teeth and jaws, trips to the emergency room for oral-facial injuries are extremely high in athletes.
Sports mouthguards offer protection that a helmet doesn’t. When your device is professionally fitted to your teeth it provides better overall protection for initial injuries and subsequent trauma, such as a hit followed by a fall.
The buffer space around your teeth cuts down on soft tissue injuries and safeguards the teeth underneath. Plus, the mouthguard physically limits your mandible (lower jaw) from being forced back and upward into the base of the skull, which is a primary factor in concussions.