Choose An Athletic Mouthguard Made For You
Many things are still up in the air in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, many people are preparing for fall sports in hopes that they will be able to take the field or the court. Whether season starts on time or is delayed, we want you and your loved ones to be prepared. This is why we make custom athletic mouthguards as part of our general dentistry in East Longmeadow, MA.
Protect Your Smile
The American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and other professional dental organizations encourage wearing mouthguards for nearly all sports. The reason is simple. Athletes who wear mouthguards are 60 times less likely to have dental injuries than athletes who don’t wear them.
Custom-designed mouthguards offer some clear advantages when compared to boil-and-bite mouthguards. Custom mouthguards fit more comfortably and provide better protection, which is why the ADA and AAPD both recommend this kind of mouthguard. At the same time, the boil-and-bite is better than no mouthguard at all. Because boil-and-bite mouthguards are often bulky, they can be uncomfortable. As a result, the athletes in your family may be less likely to wear them during practices and competitions.
The size of boil-and-bite mouthguards can create problems as well. Some people find it difficult to communicate, drink water, and breathe while wearing these mouthguards. Custom mouthguards are slimmers, so you can speak, drink, and breathe without removing it from your mouth. Again, this makes it more likely to be worn, thus providing the protection you need.
If you are planning for your next sports season, whether it is this or a little later, call the Dores Dental team at 413-241-3995 to find out more or fill out our online form to request your future appointment.