Athletic children and adults need to protect their teeth during sports. By having a custom made mouthguard that fits perfectly, it will protect the teeth, tongue and lips from any trauma on the field. Mouthguards also protect against concussion injuries which are the most common and season ending injuries.
Athletes are more apt to wear custom fitted sports guards because they are more comfortable, less bulky and easier to talk with on the field. Examples of sports requiring guards are hockey, football, soccer, field hockey, martial arts, lacrosse and wresting. They are also recommended for basketball, baseball, softball, gymnastics, motocross, skateboarding, BMX bicycling, snowboarding and skiing.
Athletic mouthguards are fabricated right here at Maple Way Dental Care and require only two quick appointments. At the first appointment an impression is made of the patient’s upper teeth. This impression provides a mold to ensure a proper fit. The second appointment is usually a few days later. The patient is fitted for the athletic mouthguard by the dentist. If everything fits properly it can be taken home that day. An athletic mouthguard is a great way to protect your smile while enjoying the leisure pursuits for years to come.