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A Custom-Fit Mouthguard Can Improve Your Game And Protect Your Smile

ARE YOU—OR IS SOMEONE YOU LOVE—INVOLVED IN SPORTS? Do you always wear a mouthguard? If not, consider these interesting facts:

  1. Up to 40% of dental injuries are sustained during sports activities.
  2. The cost of a custom mouthguard is a small fraction of the cost of dealing with dental trauma.
  3. NOT wearing your mouthguard makes you 60 times more likely to sustain an injury to the face and mouth.

When A Mouthguard Is Super Comfortable, It’s More Likely To Be Worn

We know that a lot of people avoid wearing mouthguards because they’re uncomfortable. They get in the way of speech, and sometimes hamper breathing. They can also put stress on one’s jaw if it doesn’t fit right.

Custom Mouthguards Are Different

  • Custom-fit mouthguards are more comfortable than stock mouthguards—even the boil-and-bite ones.
  • They’re less bulky, which makes talking, breathing, and swallowing easier.
  • Because of the quality of the materials used, they last longer.
  • You’ll enjoy added protection against cut lips, a cut tongue, and concussions.

Wearing Mouthguards With Braces

Boil-and-bite mouthguards from sporting goods stores should not be used if you have braces, since they interfere with tooth alignment and damage braces.

At DeSimone Orthodontics we give you a COMPLIMENTARY mouthguard that fits around your braces. Don’t wear removable appliances, such as retainers, with a mouthguard. After braces are removed, you may prefer a custom-made mouthguard over one store bought. Select a mouthguard using your team colors if you want!

Contact And Non-Contact Sports

Mouthguards are most commonly worn in contact sports like football, boxing, hockey and lacrosse. However, evidence shows that even in non-contact sports like gymnastics, cheerleading, baseball, and skateboarding, mouthguards can help prevent mouth and jaw injuries.

Ask us about making a custom-made orthodontic mouthguard. A custom-made mouthguard fits better than one store bought. Just remember- as long as your mouthguard fits and as long as you wear it, you are protected!

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Remember… Both Adults And Youth…

Mouthguards are recommended for just about every sport—basketball, baseball, soccer, skating, or any activity where your face may get hit by an elbow, a ball, or the ground! Talk to us about a custom mouthguard fitting to avoid injury and to stay at the top of your game!

Stay safe, and thanks for your trust in our practice.


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