Custom Sports Mouthguards
Custom sports mouthguards are essential to keeping your mouth safe while playing sports. Many oral injuries happen during sports, especially between the ages of 8-24. Mouthguards are mandated in many professional sports such as football, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, and wrestling.
Any physical activity or sport can lead to an oral injury or much worse. This preventive measure is used in all sports and for more than just protecting a perfect smile.
Why are Sports Mouthguards important?
Many people do not understand the importance of protecting their mouth with a Sports mouthguard. Sports mouthguards are an important injury preventive measure for athletes of all ages. Mouthguards help protect against serious injuries such as broken jaws, cerebral hemorrhages, concussions and upper-neck injuries. The sports mouthguard helps avoid scenarios in which the lower jaws jams into the upper jaw. By allowing the soft tissue in the mouth to be away from the teeth, mouthguards can also prevent cuts or bruises to lips, tongues, and cheeks. Sports mouthguards also protect broken teeth, root or bone damage, and other oral injuries.
Many high school students have orthopedic work done with braces. Sports mouthguards can prevent the damage to these as well as your child’s health. A small investment in a sports mouthguard can go a long way to maintaining your child’s oral health. The National Federation of State High School Associations reports that contact sports have a 10% chance of sustaining a significant oral or facial injury each season and more than a 50% chance during their high school careers. It comes as no surprise sports mouthguards are a necessary protective measure for all high school athletes.
How does it work?
Sports mouthguards are very easy to use. We just mold the mouthguard to the teeth, and then it slips right in and you’re good to go. Mouthguards should be used before any physical activity to prevent oral injuries. After the use of the mouthguard, rinse it in cold water and apply toothpaste. Brush the mouth guard and then dry off. This is important to prevent any bacterial infection.
How much is it?
Here at Expressions Dental Care, we understand the importance of sports mouthguards and the overall oral health of all patients. Expressions Dental Care will provide a free sports mouthguard to any high school student after any having any dental service done as a new patient such as cleanings, basic procedures, and exams.
Of course, Expressions Dental Care does not only make custom sports mouthguards. We have a wide variety of dental services such as dentures, fillings, Invisalign, restorative dentistry, root canals, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and much more.
Expressions Dental Care focuses on patient-oriented care. We offer multiple payment plan options and the Isolite system offers a quick and efficient method to dental procedures. Our office also offers include sedation dentistry in case the patient suffers from dental anxiety. Our dentist, Dr. Han, is trained in anesthetics offering multiple methods of applying sedatives such as intravenous treatment (IV) or oral sedation. Dr. Han and the staff at Expressions Dental Care aim to offer the most comfortable and relaxing dental experience in Virginia, not only leaving with a great smile but a great experience.