ATHLETIC MOUTH GUARDS
Athletic Mouth Guards in Merrillville, IN
Sports and activities can be a great outlet for people of all ages but protecting your smile should be at the top of your priority list. All sorts of sports can put your smile in jeopardy if you don’t properly protect it. Football and soccer are two of the most popular sports, but they’re also two of the most dangerous when it comes to your beautiful teeth.
Fortunately, you can keep playing and have peace of mind with a professionally formed athletic mouthguard. An athletic mouthguard can be formed by your dentist in-office so that it fits perfectly over your teeth. This secure fit will lead to it being more comfortable and effective than mouthguards that you can boil and form yourself at home.
When Are Athletic Mouthguards Needed?
An athletic mouthguard should be worn every time you practice or play to avoid potential injury to your teeth. However, the majority of athletic mouthguards aren’t as effective as they could. Buying a mouthguard from your local sporting goods store will lead to a poor fit and poor coverage. If the mouthguard does not fit securely in your mouth and over your teeth, it won’t be able to work too effectively.
A poor-fitting mouthguard can also slip out of place easily while you, or your young athlete, are playing or practicing. This can lead to players ditching their mouthguards altogether because it becomes an annoyance to keep in place, which leaves their teeth completely unprotected.
A mouthguard is designed to protect your teeth by absorbing and distributing impact across your mouth. Using a mouthguard can prevent tooth chips, broken or fractured teeth, or the loss of a tooth by stopping hard impacts from directly hitting a tooth.
If you’re interested in having an athletic mouthguard created for you in Merrillville, contact our office today!