If you or your child is involved in sports, you need to consider wearing a sports mouthguard. Mouthguards can protect the teeth from injury during any sport where players might have contact with other people, a ball, sporting equipment, or the ground.
Our dentists can fit you with a custom mouthguard to set you up for success on the field. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dental office in Holland, MI. We would be more than happy to help!
Why Wear Mouthguards?
Mouthguards have been proven by the American Dental Association to reduce the risk of sports-related.
These injuries can include:
- Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Tooth loss
- Injury to lips or tongue
- Damage to the tooth root
- Fractured jaw
Contact sports might require aas part of a player’s standard equipment, but athletes in any sport should wear a mouthguard for the sake of their oral health. All it takes is one hit to cause an expensive dental emergency. An athletic mouthguard can protect against injury and protect the athlete’s teeth as well as the soft tissues of their mouth.
Custom vs. Store-Bought Mouthguards
Many sporting goods stores sell pre-made mouthguards or “boil-and-bite” mouthguards, which claim to give a secure fit. However, these mouthguards simply don’t fit as well as a custom mouthguard from our experienced Holland dentists.
An ill-fitting mouthguard can slip out of place and even cause further injury. When it comes to your teeth, it’s better to play it safe and opt for a custom mouthguard. Our team will create a custom athletic mouthguard that fits snugly and comfortably in the mouth for maximum protection.
Request an Appointment With Us
Our family dentists in Holland, MI, are happy to custom-fit your mouthguard to keep you safe while you play. To request an appointment, please call the Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center at (616) 399-3946.