The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

Do you or your child regularly engage in active sports? Mouthguards help to protect your teeth and mouth from damage caused by the trauma that can be caused by sports contact. Edinburg Family Dentistry wants your family to enjoy keeping active. This is why our dentists recommend mouthguards to be used during high-impact sports. Continue reading to learn about the importance of mouthguards in sports safety.

Do I need a mouthguard?

How do you know if you or a member of your family is in need of a mouthguard? Mouthguards assist in protecting your mouth from injuries caused by a wide range of sports. If you are contemplating investing in a mouthguard, then we recommend you to personally speak to one of the dentists on our team for more information. Many schools will require mouthguards for certain sports such as hockey or football. They act as a buffer to your teeth and mouth that protect them from impact. In fact, they even help to limit the damage caused by a concussion. Investing in a mouthguard for your child is a wise choice!

What to keep in mind when choosing & using the right mouthguard.

There are a variety of mouthguards available for use. Stock mouthguards can easily be found in most sports stores and provide sufficient protection. Boil and mouth bite mouthguards can be customized to each patient’s smile for a snug and comfortable fit. They provide maximum protection. Contact our clinic for more information on a custom-fit mouthguard.

How are mouth guards used?

It is important to use mouthguards during all sports activities to prevent damage to your teeth. Clean your mouthguard with a regular toothbrush and toothpaste and store it in a ventilated container to avoid bacteria. Call our clinic today for further information!

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