Custom Fitted Sports Mouthguards For Your Athletes
If your child is planning to participate in an organized competition, you should be aware of safety precautions before the ball tips or the puck drops. At Watkin Dental Associates we strongly suggest wearing protection for your mouth in addition to other pads for your specific sport to protect your teeth, gums, and mouth.
Athletic mouthguards are known by a variety of names – dental guards, sports mouthguards, and mouth protectors, but they all serve the same purpose. They are safety devices worn over your teeth to protect them from the trauma you might expect during the heat of competition. They are a requirement of nearly all contact sports, including boxing, football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and hockey. Many athletes may be seen wearing mouthguards on the baseball field, volleyball, and tennis courts as well.
All forms of physical activity pose risks, but contact sports are among the most hazardous. For that reason, mouthguards are a necessary piece of athletic equipment. They will protect against broken teeth, cut lips, and various other injuries to your jaw and mouth. Additionally, they may help prevent or minimize the effects of a concussion if you suffer a head blow. This simple piece of rubber can be the difference between safety and debilitating injury.
Custom mouthguards are the most effective form of dental protection during sporting activities. The dentists and dental assistants at Watkin Dental Associates will make a mold of your mouth so that we may customize a mouthguard to fit your teeth snugly. Not only will a custom mouthguard provide exceptional protection, but it will be considerably more comfortable than the one you would simply buy off the shelf.