Statistics show up to two million tooth injuries occur each year due to sports-related activities. Athletic mouthguards are an effective means of protecting athletes from trauma to their teeth, lips, cheeks and jaws, as well as help reduce concussions, cerebral hemorrhages, and neck injuries .
It is advisable to wear a mouthguard during any activity where there is a probability of contact with other athletes, objects or hard surfaces such as walls, floors or the ground.
Generic over-the-counter mouthguards and mouth-formed mouthguards are less expensive but each has its own limitations. The best choice is a custom mouthguard made from a dental impression of your own teeth. That way you get a more accurate fit which ultimately means better protection.
If you think an athlete in your house needs a protective mouthguard, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.