Port Charlotte, FL
Playing your favorite sport can be a great time, but it is important to take steps to keep yourself safe in the process. Many sports have personal protective gear that is required before the game begins – football requires helmets, for example, to keep players’ heads safe. One underutilized but incredibly important bit of sporting equipment is a mouthguard. Mouthguards are designed to fit securely between your teeth and protect them from damage if your jaw shuts quickly or otherwise sustains some kind of impact. For more information about how we can help you find the perfect mouthguard tailored to your specific needs, visit us at Oak Dental Care.
Protects the Jaw
One major advantage of using a sporting mouthguard is that it not only protects your teeth and gums, but it also secures your jaw. Some people end up fracturing their jaw because of a heavy impact fall when they are playing a sport. Sometimes even the sporting equipment used in the game could hit your face very hard resulting in a fracture. While a helmet is a great way to protect your head, your mouth is usually exposed. And if something collides with your mouth it could result in heavy impact injury if there is no cushioning inside. A sporting mouthguard acts as a shield to protect your jaw and teeth and prevent fracture.
Prevent Mouth Injuries
Apart from the danger of fractures, a heavy impact blow to your face can also result in lacerations and cuts inside your mouth. Not only do these result in bleeding but they can do a lot of harm to your inner mouth. Internal injuries make it difficult to do everyday things like eat or speak, and they can leave you in pain for quite a while. These wounds usually take a long time to heal, leaving you with a disrupted daily routine, a painful injury, and potentially missed games. The best way to avoid an internal injury in your mouth is to wear a cushioned mouthguard that not only secures your teeth but protects the sides of your cheeks as well.
It is important to invest in the very best mouthguard possible. Do not settle for an over the counter (OTC) option, either, as these are not customized to properly fit your teeth and jaw and will not provide adequate protection should you sustain some kind of impact. The injury could result in needing dental implants, or another kind of restorative service.
We custom-fit sporting mouthguards for everyone. This means that the mouthguard that we design is specifically created and crafted to fit into your mouth perfectly. This ensures that you are comfortable wearing the mouthguard and you do not have to stretch your jaw or feel uncomfortable while playing your favorite sport. Not only does this make the game more enjoyable, but it also makes it more likely that you will wear the guard on a regular basis.
If you are interested in other protective appliances for your mouth, our office also offers nightguards for certain patients.
If you would like to secure a quality mouthguard designed for you then give us a call at (941) 629 - 4400 or visit our office at Oak Dental Care so you can enjoy your sporting activities without fear of injuries.