Athletes spend a lot of time outdoors or on the mat, training hard to get better at their sport. Sustaining an injury to
the mouth can be quite easy for them if they have a bad fall or take a hard blow to the mouth. It can badly damage
the teeth (chipping or cracking) or even break them at the gum line. This brings in the need for getting better
protection against such unexpected sports-related injuries.
Mouth guards have been used by athletes for several years now in order to protect their teeth from damage.
Sportspersons who play games such as soccer, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, boxing, MMA, gymnastics,
etc. would find mouth guards to be very helpful. The oral appliance distributes the forces equally on all the teeth,
thereby preventing the damage that could’ve happened to just a few teeth.
Several one-size-fits-all mouth guards are available in sports stores. They are effective and inexpensive. However,
they do not provide complete protection against injuries and would feel uncomfortable in the mouth. They also keep
slipping off when you open your mouth.
We recommend the use of customized mouth guards owing to their excellent features and improved comfort. They
offer the perfect fit and would stay as good as new for a long time, provided you take good care of them. Also, they
are known to reduce the chances of concussion in younger athletes by several folds.
Biting or chewing the appliance could alter its shape and make it ill-fitting. It wouldn’t be able to provide complete
protection against injuries and hard hits that your mouth could take. Every time, before putting on the mouth guard,
make sure no food particles or debris are stuck in between the teeth as they can apply unwanted stresses on the
teeth and cause discomfort. Wash the mouth guard with water after taking it off and store it safely.
Making a small investment in a customized mouth guard will definitely be worth every penny. Call us at (262)
886-9440 or schedule an online appointment to know more about mouth guards.