It’s Always the Season for Athletic Mouthguards
April is many things, including National Facial Protection Month. That makes this a good time to remind you of the importance of athletic mouthguards, which you can get at our East Longmeadow, MA dental office.
Mouthguards Make a Difference
Athletes who don’t wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer dental injuries than athletes who do. Think of a mouthguard like a seat belt or airbags. They may not prevent an accident from happening, but they reduce the effects of an accident if it does occur.
Make a Mouthguard Part of Your Uniform
You wouldn’t step on a baseball field without a glove. You wouldn’t step into the batter’s box without a helmet, either. By the same measure, you should be putting on a mouthguard if your sport includes:
- Physical contact
- Flying objects (balls, pucks, flying discs, etc.)
- Changing speeds
- Changing directions
Custom Care is Best
Any mouthguard is better than no mouthguard. However, a custom mouthguard is smaller, more comfortable to wear, and offers better protection for your teeth and jaw.