Planning a big winter trip? Well if your vacation includes doing some winter sports, we definitely recommend picking up a mouthguard. You don’t want an unexpected dental injury to ruin your holiday, do you? It’s easy to protect your teeth by just popping in an athletic mouthguard that we custom make for you, and it could save you a whole lot of trouble in the long run.
What Winter Sports Need a Mouthguard?
When it comes to winter sports, the American Dental Association recommends wearing a mouthguard for ice hockey and snow skiing. We recommend wearing a mouthguard when snowboarding as well!
Of course, if you continue to play other contact sports during the winter season, like football or basketball, don’t forget to put on that mouthguard then too. Not sure if you should wear one for your sport? Contact the Royal Oak Family Dental team, and we can discuss it with you!
Why Is It Important?
You or your child may not think that wearing a sports mouthguard looks particularly cool, but its function offers a whole lot of value. When you put on a sports mouthguard, you’re decreasing your risk of chipping, breaking, or losing your teeth. It also protects your gums, lips, and cheeks too!
Store-Bought vs. Custom-Fitted
It’s not hard to find generic, one-size-fits-all athletic mouthguards at your local sporting goods store or online. But that doesn’t mean it’s what’s best for your health! When you get a mouthguard that’s specifically designed for your teeth and jaw, it offers far greater protection, not to mention a more comfortable fit. Schedule an appointment here at Royal Oak Family Dental to get fitted for a custom mouthguard!