Here at Smile Care, we enjoy providing dental care to our active patients and athletes. The active lifestyle that they lead is one that is highly encouraged across the medical and dental community, as it contributes to a healthy body, mind, and spirit. With recreational or organized activity, however, there is always a risk of injury, which we try to prevent through the use of sports mouthguards. We have seen many injuries to not only the teeth but the lips, tongue, gums, and jaw that a simple protective mouthguard would have prevented. Statistics show that athletes are much more likely to suffer a mouth injury if they do not wear a mouthguard, so don’t put yourself at risk.
What is a sports mouthguard?
A sports mouthguard is a protective appliance made out of a plastic material that has been customized to the shape and fit of your mouth and teeth.
Can Smile Care make me a mouthguard?
Yes, we specialize in custom-fit mouthguards here at Smile Care. The process is simple as we have you come into our office to take an impression of your teeth, use that impression to make your custom mouthguard, and see you for a follow-up appointment to ensure proper fit and comfort.
What are the benefits of a Smile Care mouthguard versus a store-bought one?
Many sporting goods stores sell already-made mouthguards (stock) or boil-and-bite mouthguards. While those are less expensive, they are usually quite bulky and can make it difficult to breathe, plus they do not always fit your teeth comfortably. Comfort and fit is key, and we can promise a high-quality product that is customized and durable.
I play a low-contact sport. Do I still need a mouthguard?
Any type of sport, regardless of the contact level, poses a risk of injury to your mouth. Whether it’s a high-contact sport such as boxing or football, or a low-contact sport such as gymnastics or skiing, a mouthguard is always recommended.