Playing sports is great for the body and mind, but it can also be a potential hazard to you or your child’s smile. Contact sports are especially dangerous to teeth that can be broken or dislodged with impact. At Royal Oak Family Dental, we want to help our patients enjoy the sports they love while still protecting their teeth. We offer customized athletic mouthguards that can withstand impact to the mouth and cushion the teeth inside.
If you watch football, hockey or any other contact sport, you will always see athletes wearing a mouthguard. Teeth are not meant to handle hard impact and can easily crack, break or dislodge when left unprotected. A mouthguard puts a layer of protection around the teeth, absorbing the impact to the jaw area and minimizing damage to the teeth and tongue.
Custom Sports Mouthguards
When it comes to protecting your teeth from damage during sports, you want to ensure you have a device that is comfortable and fitted to your mouth. At Royal Oak Family Dental, we create custom sports mouthguards that are made especially for our patients. This improves the comfort and effectiveness of the device. If a mouthguard does not fit right or is uncomfortable, it may not be protecting the way that it should. This is the difference between an over-the-counter mouthguard that is a one-size-fits-all model versus a customized dental mouthguard that is made just for you or your child.
Don’t let your or your child’s smile be put at risk due to trauma from playing sports. Come see us at Royal Oak Family Dental in Oklahoma City for a customized athletic mouthguard that will protect the teeth, saving you from pain, tooth loss and expensive dental treatments. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to be fitted for a new mouthguard before the next season starts.