Whether your sport is a profession, a passion or a pastime, you need to wear the appropriate protective gear. And one piece of gear that everyone should wear is a mouthguard. Also called a mouth protector, a mouth guard is a flexible, custom-fitted oral appliance that is designed to protect teeth, gums, lips and tongue during athletic activities. At Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Westminster, CO, Dr. Brandon Campbell and his staff can prescribe a mouthguard for you or a family member that will be as comfortable as it is protective.
Custom fitted mouthguards from your friends at Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics are composed of shock-resilient material and are well adapted to the upper jaw, providing excellent retention and allowing interdigitation of upper and lower jaws to provide maximum protection to the dental complex.
It has been shown that a properly fabricated custom made mouthguard by your dentist can reduce the rate of concussions and neck injuries, as well as dental and mandibular (lower jaw) injuries.
Five Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard
- A mouthguard protects teeth in case of impact. Of course, contact sports can involve a heavy blow to the teeth or mouth. But so can almost any other sport. Wearing a mouthguard while playing any sport where there is a chance of being hit in the jaw or head will help prevent chipping, breaking or knocking out a tooth.
- Jaw joint injuries can be avoided with a mouthguard. A mouthguard absorbs and spreads the impact of a blow to the face that would otherwise result in an injury to your mouth or jaw.
- A mouthguard reduces the risk of soft tissue injury. If an injury is caused by direct impact to the mouth, then lips, cheeks or gums may incur bruising or a laceration. A mouthguard can diminish the extent of soft tissue injuries.
- Neck and jaw injuries may be prevented if you wear a mouthguard. Serious injury can come from a hard hit to the neck or jaw. If you’re wearing a mouthguard at the time of impact, then the risk of jaw dislodgement or neck trauma is reduced.
- Wearing a mouthguard may help reduce the chance of a concussion. Head trauma can happen during a game or practice. Make sure you have your mouthguard in at all times, because studies show that wearing one may help reduce the chance of concussion.
Estimates are that some five million teeth are lost each year because of sports related injuries. Don’t let one of those teeth be yours…wear a mouthguard!
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If you or a family member needs a mouthguard to wear during sports activity, then call Peak Family Dentistry & Orthodontics today. We offer the highest quality of service to Westminster, CO, Broomfield, Thornton, Arvada, Northglenn, and surrounding areas.