Custom-made mouthguards are an essential piece of sporting equipment that every amateur and professional athlete should consider. Even if you surf, participate in gymnastics or other non-contact sports, a custom-made mouthguard can prevent an unscheduled trip to the ER.
Football, baseball, soccer, and hockey players invest in custom made mouth protectors, and so should you whether you ride a mountain bike, play tennis on the weekends, or ride a snowboard.
According to Dr. Jack Ringer, Accredited Fellow, and Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, mouth injuries account for thousands of visits to the emergency room each year. What is most unfortunate is that most of those injuries could have been prevented with custom-made mouthguards.
Athletes, regardless of the sport, have a thirty three to fifty six percent chance of a face or mouth injury. Orofacial injuries are greatly reduced with a custom-made mouth protector.
Dr. Ringer is a licensed and preferred provider of custom-made mouthguards and can determine what type of mouth protector is best for your needs. Unlike standard mouthguards, custom-made mouthguards will give you better protection and more comfort.
Dr. Ringer explains that not all mouthguards are created equal, and although there are three types available, not all offer the same protection.
The Three Types of Mouthguards Available Are:
Standard or conventional mouth protectors are available from your local sports store or pharmacy and are a one size fits all solution to mouth protection. Although they are more affordable than custom-made mouthguards, they will not provide you the same protection. Conventional mouth protectors are uncomfortable and often get left in the gym bag.
Boil and Bite Mouth Protectors are designed to fit your teeth, and although they are a bit better when it comes to mouth, protection, boil, and bite mouthguards will not offer the same protection as custom made mouth protectors. Much like standard mouth protectors, boil and bite aren’t made to fit your mouth.
Custom-Made Mouthguards are the best defense against head and mouth injuries. If you should sustain a blow to the head, custom-made mouthguards could save your teeth. Custom made to fit your mouth from a mold from your teeth, your new mouthguard from Dr. Ringer will be more comfortable, and most importantly, more wearable.
Custom-made mouthguards from Dental Cosmetics in Anaheim Hills is comfortable and will allow you to talk and breathe while wearing whether you are hitting the trail on your mountain bike, skating on your board at the park, or playing a game of handball. Designed for the best possible oxygen flow, even players who wear braces can now wear a custom-made mouthguard.
A custom-made mouth guard will fit tightly staying firm on your teeth without lower jaw clenching or biting. Mouth protectors from Dental Cosmetics in Orange County will also not interfere with breathing or speaking.
All contact and non-contact sports should be played with custom-made mouthguards. Without one, that tackle, kick, or punch could have devastating consequences to your jaw, teeth, or gums.
Spring is just around the corner and that means sports. Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Ringer for custom-made mouthguards for the entire family will give you a heads up when it comes time to pitch the ball or start that 5K run.
Everyone who plays sports should invest in a custom-made mouth protector. Not only are you protecting your mouth, but you are also protecting your bank account. An unscheduled trip to the hospital could cost you thousands.
Don’t wait until the first game has been played. Call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ringer for a custom-made mouthguard. It really is an investment in your sport and your health.