October 16, 2020 | Dental Blog
It’s that time of year again, competitive and school sports are starting back up again. Are you or your child playing in a fiercely competitive league where an elbow or ball can easily hit you in the mouth?
Athletes in both contact and non-contact sports – organized or recreational – need to be on guard against oral injuries. There are Many Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard. You wouldn’t step up to the plate without a bat or step onto the court without wearing shoes, so why would you ever consider suiting up to play without wearing a mouthguard to help protect your oral health. Hear are some of the advantages of wearing a mouthguard during sports:
The most common types of mouthguards athletes are boil and bite or custom made. To help you make an informed decision on which type of mouthguard best suits you or your childs needs, lets break down the pros and cons of each type.
Store bought boil and bite mouth guards offer better protection and an improved fit than using nothing at all. As the name suggests, this type of mouthguard needs to be heated in hot water until the plastic becomes soft. You than wait for it cool down, than bite down into the guard, which will cause the plastic to make a rough mold of your teeth.
Can be purchased immediately at a sporting goods stores and drugstores and are moderately inexpensive
A custom-made mouthguard, like the ones we can create for you or your child at Dental on Central, offer the greatest level of protection.
Not available immediately and the cost is higher than other types
As you can see the pros of a custom-made mouthguard greatly surpass those of a store purchased mouthguard. Our dentist and staff believe that preventive care is more cost-effective than restorative care. A custom-made mouthguard is a worthwhile investment. Contact Dental on Central today to schedule an appointment.
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