Mouth guards have become an essential piece of equipment during sports events and recreational activities for athletes young and old. Mouth guards should be worn by athletes of any age who participate in football, hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, rugby, skating, skateboarding or gymnastics.
If collisions and falls are inevitable in the sport your son, daughter, spouse or significant other is competing in, a mouth guard should be a required piece of equipment.
Mouth guards will help prevent structural damage to the teeth and jaw if a collision occurs, but will also prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease concussions.
Sporting goods stores sell mouth guards, but be careful when purchasing a mouth guard from a sporting goods supplier or a pharmacy because generic mouth guards do not offer the best level of protection. They can also be uncomfortable and difficult to fit.
Columbia Dental Care & Associates will create a custom-fit mouth guard for your child that will provide the best level of protection and comfort. A custom mouth guard is created from a thin plastic that is hardened to protect your teeth. The custom profile of the mouth guard allows for easy breathing and communication.
Call Columbia Dental Care & Associates today at (407) 933-4343 to make an appointment to have your young athlete fitted for a custom mouth guard.