Why You Should Wear a Custom Mouthguard When Playing High-contact Sports
- Posted on: Apr 30 2023
If you participate in any sports that involve high-contact, you need to take the proper steps to protect yourself. While padding underneath your uniform can help, what about your smile? Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, CO, encourage you to be proactive in protecting your teeth and gums from damage while enjoying these rough-and-rowdy sports!
How Can I Protect My Smile During High-Contact Activities?
Your dental team at Golden Dental Solutions recommends wearing a custom-made mouth guard if you participate in any high-contact sports activities, including hockey, football, and soccer, just to name a few. These specially designed mouth guards are created from accurate impressions of your teeth and are designed to fit comfortably over the teeth and gums. This ensures they provide superior protection for your smile when participating in certain activities where injury to the mouth can occur.
What Are the Benefits of Custom Mouth Guards Made at Golden Dental Solutions?
Custom mouth guards provide several advantages over store-bought “boil and bite” versions. Custom mouth guards provided by the dentist:
- Offer more protection and comfort, as they are made to the exact measurements of your individual dental structure.
- Offer additional cushioning that reduces trauma to the TMJ (temporomandibular) joint, which can result from blows to the face or head during contact sports.
- Allow for easier breathing since they fit snugly in the oral cavity allowing airflow.
- Provide greater shock absorption than their store-bought counterparts, reducing the risk of fractured or chipped teeth.
What Can I Expect During My Appointment?
To obtain a mouth guard, you will arrive at the office and relax in the dental chair. We use special molding material that is used to get an accurate mold of your smile, and this is used to create your sports guard. We ensure proper fit and function before you leave and provide instructions on caring for your new mouthguard to ensure protection and longevity!
Request an Appointment With Our Dentists in Golden, CO Today To Obtain a Customized Oral Appliance
For the best protection for your smile during high-contact sports activities, make sure to wear a custom mouth guard from Golden Dental Solutions. Contact us at 303-277-9600 to learn more about getting a quality mouthguard from Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi.
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