Did you know that over 5 million teeth are lost each year in sporting activities in the United States alone?
The good news is that most of these injuries can be prevented with the use of a simple custom-fitted mouthguard.
Mouthguards protect teeth, lips, checks and tongue from an accidentally blow to the jaw or chin. Dentists and coaches are joined by the American Dental Association in recommending the use of mouthguards for sports and activities that place teeth at risk. These include but are not limited to:
* Field Hockey
* Ice Hockey
* Martial Arts
* Water polo
* Water skiing
* Weight lifting
According to the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety, common mouthguards purchased from sporting good stores, provide little or no protection in many cases. There is an additional associated risk that one of these mouthguard may lodge in the athletes thought if he/she loses consciousness. These inexpensive mouthguards that are not professionally fitted are not recommended.
The best protection that you can provide yourself or your children are custom-fitted mouthguards that are individually prescribed and provided by dentists. They provide the best fit and offer the greatest protection for athletes of every age. Your professional mouthguard with be made from high-grade vinyl that will provide a shock-absorbing quality protecting teeth and mouth from direct impact to the jaw, chin, and face. This also reduces the risk of concussion.
When it comes to protecting yourself or your family, a small investment in a custom-fitted mouthguard is a wise one.