At Oral Health Associates, we’re proud to deliver some of the finest dental care you’ll find in and around Green Bay, WI. With our comprehensive selection of family dentistry treatments, we’ll help you attain your greatest smile yet! However, when it comes to the health of your teeth, you’ll also want to practice great oral hygiene and keep them safe when you’re involved in activities that have the potential for physical contact. If you’re taking part in any such activities, we recommend that you consider purchasing a mouthguard.
Mouthguards are protective devices that are meant to be worn over the teeth. In doing so, they’ll protect both the teeth and the mouth by absorbing most of the impact if a person were to suffer any kind of oral or dental trauma. They’ll be able to protect the teeth from getting chipped, cracked, and broken. Because of this, it’s important to wear mouthguards when you’re engaging in any activities where there’s a possibility of getting hit in the face – namely, while you’re playing sports.
The American Dental Association suggests that about one-third of all dental injuries are actually inflicted while a person is playing sports. For students, several sports (football, lacrosse, field hockey, and ice hockey) require their athletes to wear mouthguards while they play them. However, there are a number of other sports and sporting activities that you should wear a mouthguard in as well. These include basketball, baseball, soccer, skiing, and skateboarding.
Many athletic stores sell off-the-shelf mouthguards that you can get for a pretty low price. These mouthguards generally fit loosely since they’re meant to accommodate a wide range of athletes. Another option for you is to choose a customized mouthguard. When you come visit us at Oral Health Associates, we’re able to create these customized mouthguards for you. To create them, we’ll first take an impression of your teeth. Afterward, we’ll then use that impression to fabricate a mouthguard using our special professional-grade materials. This customized mouthguard will give you the best fit possible.
Customized mouthguards may be more expensive than mouthguards that you can buy off the shelf, but they provide an unparalleled level of dental protection that you won’t get from store-bought products. These mouthguards are precisely made to fit perfectly in your mouth, allowing for both the most protection for your teeth and also the most comfort. Because they fit properly, you’ll be able to speak easier with them in and you’ll also breathe much easier too.
If you’re looking for a dentist with mouthguards, you’ve come to the right place! Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions about our customized mouthguards. If you’d like to set up an appointment with us, give us a call at (920) 437-3376. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!