The American Dental Association estimates that sports mouthguards can prevent over 200,000 injuries. This year alone, it is estimated that more than 5 million teeth will be knocked out due to sports. Protect yourself from sports injuries and chipped or cracked teeth with a mouthguard. Mouthguards should be worn for contact sports like soccer, baseball, volleyball, hockey, or lacrosse.
At the Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health, our dentists are able to craft custom sports mouthguards to help protect teeth and prevent injuries. Dr. Mark Tyma, Dr. Brian Trachtenberg, and Dr. Peter Bullock are passionate about equipping patients with the tools needed to improve their oral health and wellness.
The Benefits of Custom Sports Mouthguards
When a well-fitting mouthguard is worn, it can:
- Minimize the risk of bruising and injury to the soft tissues in the mouth
- Reduce the chance of contact sports-related concussions
- Protect the lower jaw from trauma
- Allow the wearer to speak clearly
- Reduce stress on the neck
- Help minimize the risk of chipped and damaged teeth
- Reduce the risk of knocked out teeth
Custom-fit professional mouthguards are a general dentistry option that prevent patients from replacing missing teeth or treating chipped and cracked teeth with dental crowns or tooth bonding. A preventative measure like a mouthguard saves money in the long run and can even reduce the chance of injury or concussion.
In addition to this, over-the-counter mouth guards that are not custom-fit can easily fall out and may interfere with breathing and speaking during sports. These options also may not be as comfortable as custom professional mouth guards.
Receiving a Custom Sports Mouthguard
One of our dentists will create a mold of teeth to fabricate a mouthguard that conforms to the mouth. A customized, comfortable fit leads to improved endurance on the field without the need for jaw clenching to keep the mouthguard in place. Mouthguards should be cleaned regularly with antibacterial solution and thoroughly cleaned once a month to keep it fresh and fight bacteria.
Protect Your Teeth Today
Do you need a mouthguard? Call (215) 261-7392 for comprehensive and relaxing care in our Doylestown, PA office. You can also request an appointment on our website.