If you participate in anything athletic, it may be necessary to wear an athletic mouthguard to keep your teeth and your mouth better protected in case of an impact. The Center for Family & Implant Dentistry can provide customized athletic mouthguards at either of our offices in Kingsport or Bluff City to help our patients prevent mouth injuries.
Why Do I Need an Athletic Mouthguard?
Anytime you play sports, you risk the mouth being injured. Players regularly have trauma to the mouth or another injury while playing, leading to problems with their teeth, mouths, and jaws.
It’s recommended that sports players wear an athletic mouthguard each time they engage with the sport to prevent injuries. It’s easy for players to wear these guards, and they are highly effective at protecting teeth. Mouthguards may also lessen the severity of a concussion in some instances.
Any athlete involved in impact sports should wear an athletic mouthguard, including basketball, soccer, hockey, baseball, and football. The guards help protect your teeth and mouth from impacts from other players, balls, and equipment.
Using an Athletic Mouthguard
An athletic mouthguard is important to wear during sports practices and games to help protect your teeth and mouth. Our dentist can fit children, adults, and even pro athletes with an athletic mouthguard designed just for them.
If you have an impact while wearing a mouthguard, it will absorb some of the collision’s energy and disperse some of the shock. These actions can prevent vibrating of the teeth and the damage that it can do. Currently, there is a major push in sports to have players at every level wear athletic mouthguards. Coaches and players should encourage players to wear their mouthguards in practice and in games. In the best cases, wearing a mouthguard is required by the team.
Athletic Mouthguards at the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry
To get a high-quality athletic mouthguard that fits well, call the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry and make an appointment to have yours made. We make them so that the guard will fit your unique mouth well to keep it protected.