Sports gear is a popular gift. If any of your loved ones will find some under the tree this year, make sure you plan to give them athletic mouthguards too. They are just as important as protective equipment like helmets and pads – if not more so.
About 5 million teeth get knocked out every year, and the American Dental Association believes many of them are related to sports. Countless other teeth are broken or otherwise damaged. If these statistics don’t convince you, maybe this short video with Kelly Clarkson will. In her interview with actor Joe Manganiello, he shows her the lasting result of a childhood sports injury.
Yes, you can buy sports mouthguards from a store. But they won’t work as well as custom-made mouthguards. We make custom guards using impressions of your loved ones’ teeth. This ensures a perfect fit, with no frustrating boil-and-bite routine. They will feel comfortable and stay in place, so your family members won’t “forget” to wear them.
In addition to athletic mouthguards, we can fit you or your loved ones for a custom-made night guard. Worn while sleeping, these guards will protect your smile from the damaging effects of teeth grinding.
Call Beaumont Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment for a mouthguard fitting. Or visit us online.