One safety measure often overlooked in sports is the need to wear a mouthguard. It does more than just protect your teeth from direct damage from flying objects, collisions, and other potential injuries. If you need to pick up a mouthguard for any sport, be sure to visit Dentalville Panorama City in Los Angeles for great deals on custom mouthguards and more!
We feel that mouthguards are essential in sports for both males and females. The Academy for Sports Dentistry has even gone as far as to recommend that all individuals participating in sports of any form ranging from soccer to football and even wrestling to wear a mouthguard while practicing or playing competitively. A custom fitted mouthguard provides the advantages of protecting the teeth, jawbone, lips, and cheeks from getting an injury. A thicker form can aid in absorbing shocks in sports that involve more physical contact. The most comfortable ones to wear are those that are custom fitted for your mouth so they fit your jaw. A properly fitted mouthguard is required for it to be effective at protecting you from injuries.
Certain sports do require all participants to wear mouthguards as a condition of participation to ensure maximum safety. These primarily include high school field hockey, boxing, lacrosse, football, and hockey. It’s not uncommon for them to be used in other sports as well. Traditionally mandated for males, female competitors are becoming more prevalent and usage has expanded among them to protect the upper front teeth, the most vulnerable area in the mouth, from damage.
All mouthguards are not created equal. There are three types that are currently used:
Mouthguards are designed to protect your mouth whether you have braces, dentures, partials or your real teeth. They’ve been proven effective to protect your teeth and the tissue in your mouth from trauma. We advise against wearing false teeth during sports to prevent damage. Contact us to get your custom fitted athletic mouth guard that is not only safe but comfortable to wear while performing your favorite activities.
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