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Mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month

Mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month

Mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month

Are You Protecting Yourself from Mouth Injuries?

It is National Facial Protection Month and that means it’s time to take stock of what’s in your gym bag.

Your Canton dentist explains that for most sports, you will need a helmet, and although pads don’t go on your face, they are an important part of your sports gear as well. However, one of the most important pieces of equipment in your gym bag is a mouth protector. Thousands of mouth injuries are prevented every year when players wear mouthguards.

Should all Players wear Mouthguards?

According to BridgeMill Dentistry if you are in contact with anything custom made mouthguards are essential. Mouth protectors prevent knocked out teeth and jaw injuries to name just a few mouth injuries caused from the player not wearing a mouth protector.

If you are accidentally hit with a baseball bat or are kicked in the head in a karate match, a mouth protector will keep you safer from mouth injuries.

Whether you play group sports or participate as an individual, mouth protectors are important. Surfers, skateboarders, tennis players, martial art lovers, and gymnasts should all schedule appointments with BridgeMill Dentistry for custom-made mouthguards.

Speaking of custom made mouthguards, while there are two other types available, neither will protect you from injury like a custom-made mouth protector will.

Types of Mouthguards

1. Standard

Conventional or standard mouth protectors are a one-size fits all answer to mouth protection. These stiff and often uncomfortable oral appliances are made from plastic and when worn properly still are not very easy to breathe in. You can purchase these types of protectors from sports stores and your local pharmacy.

2. Boil and Bite

Boil and Bite mouth protectors are very common. This mouth protector requires the user to warm the appliance in water before biting and fitting. A bit more comfortable and lighter than standard guards they still don’t allow you to breathe or talk freely.

3. Custom Made Mouthguards

The gold standard of mouth protectors, custom made mouth protectors are custom made to fit. When you schedule an appointment with BridgeMill Dentistry for a new mouthguard, an impression is taken so that your new mouth guard will fit perfectly.

Mouthguards Your Protection

The only way to protect yourself, regardless of your game of choice, is with the right equipment and a custom made mouthguard.

Custom made mouthguards are an essential part of every uniform, even if you wear a bathing suit to compete. Thousands of divers could have prevented knocked out teeth had they been fitted with a custom-made mouth guard.

Protect You and Your Family

Protecting your family is vital. In honor of National Facial Protection Month schedule appointments for custom made mouthguards in Canton today.