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Protect Your Smile with Sports Mouthguards

If you are an athlete, you know the importance of protective sports gear. The same importance applies if you are a parent of a child that is active in sports or simply likes to ride their bike.

It’s a proven fact that having a mouthguard while playing sports can cut down more than the 40% of injuries that are directed towards the face. A custom-molded mouthguard can help reduce sports related oral injuries.

What is a mouthguard?

A mouthguard is an important piece of gear that fits over teeth and protects them along the tongue, jaw and the face, from impacts. A mouthguard has also been proven to reduce the likelihood of a concussion.

Mouthguards are essential for anyone who plays a sport that may involve physical contact or facial impact such as football, boxing, soccer, or even baseball.

A person’s image is important and having a missing tooth, well…it’s better to play it safe with a mouthguard. The ADA and many dentists recommend mouthguards for kids and adults alike if they are involved in any sport. No need to risk injury when a mouthguard is an inexpensive alternative to losing one’s teeth.

Although mouthguards are available at most sporting good stores, you have the option of having a mouthguard that can be custom fitted. Unlike the mouthguards off the shelf, custom-made guards are fit to your individual teeth, are more comfortable, and offer superior protection.

If you are active in sports, talk to Dr. Layton about the safety and importance of a mouthguard.

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