This is the time of year that we start to think of winter sports and the one piece of equipment that we want our patients to include in their purchases – mouth guards!
Most sports related activity carry some element of risk for injury. The more contact involved in the activity the higher the risk. We’ve certainly seen our share of orofacial and dental trauma over the years. With many sports now mandating the use of mouth guards for dental protection during participation we hope to see a decline in the area of sports dentistry.
Reduce Your Risks
Your Smile is precious, and in some cases, an expensive investment in orthodontia or cosmetic dentistry has been made to obtain your great smile. Wearing a mouth guard while participating in any activity that carries a significant risk for injury extends this investment and is the best way to protect Your Smile.
Accidents ~ they’re unpredictable, so be prepared!
Wearing a mouth guard can prevent serious injuries such as:
- cerebral hemorrhages
- broken teeth
- jaw fractures
- neck injuries
- lacerations and bruising or inner mouth, lips and cheek tissues
Customize Your Protection!
Your Smile is unique! We advocate the use of mouth guards – even it’s an off-the-shelf one from a store. However, having your dentist make a custom mouth guard offers you added protection and the benefit of a more customized fit since they are constructed from a durable, vinyl material consisting two strong layers. This not only ensures that your guard will last longer, but will also fit snugly and comfortably especially when it matters most – during impact!
Mouth Guard Care
If you think of your dental sports guard as a “petri dish full of germs” you will better understand why cleaning your mouth guard after use is an important step in caring for the guard and your smile. To read more about how your can protect yourself from germs and the wear and tear of wearing a guard, read more about it in our blog called: Sports Guard Care
Defend Your Smile!
Dental reconstruction and emergency dental treatment can be costly in terms of dental fees, your future dental health and time. Dr. Axelrod and the team at Your Smile Dental Care can make mouth guards for you and your family ensuring that your activities are safer for your smile. Make sure that they are a part your essential sports equipment!