Custom-Made Athletic Mouthguards in Richton MS
We see a lot of damaged teeth every day.
The sad fact is that many of these teeth were damaged during sporting accidents, and they are often the teeth that are visible when you smile.
Additionally, most of these injuries could have been prevented with a custom-made sports guard.
If you or your child plays sports, we strongly encourage you to consider using a customized athletic mouthguard.
Part of Prevention
Preventive dentistry means more than brushing at home and cleanings here in our Richton dental office. It also means taking proactive action to prevent injuries and other problems. Mouthguards are an affordable way to prevent an incredible number of painful injuries that require complex and costly dental reconstruction and other treatments.
We know our patients would prefer to save money and avoid pain, and we want that for you as well!
Common Questions about Mouthguards
You probably have a lot of questions about mouthguards, especially if you haven’t considered using them before.
Who Should Wear Athletic Mouthguards?
Just about anyone who plays any type of sport that could potentially involve contact with other players or sports equipment should protect their teeth with an athletic mouthguard.
At Richton Dental Care, we’ve created mouthguards for people who play:
We also recommend mouthguards for those who participate in activities like wrestling, boxing, skateboarding, gymnastics, and mountain biking.
Will a Mouthguard Impede Game Play?
Not at all!
Our mouthguards are designed to be soft and comfortable, and they don’t block airflow in any way, so there’s no problem breathing around them.
What about “Boil and Bite” Mouthguards?
You might have seen this type of guard at your local sporting goods store. They attempt to conform to your teeth, but the boil and bite technique simply isn’t comparable to having a customized mouthguard made from impressions of your teeth.
Wearing an improperly fitted mouthguard can cause two problems:
- It might actually increase your risk for injury in an accident.
- It may affect the growth of your teeth, particularly if you’ve had orthodontic treatment.
What Types of Injuries Can a Mouthguard Prevent?
While no piece of sporting equipment is 100% failsafe, the guards to absorb impact and help reduce the force that strikes your teeth. Common injuries in athletic events include fractured teeth, fully or partially avulsed (knocked out) teeth, deep chips that can lead to infection, and injuries that damage the root. These are all most commonly caused by stray equipment (like a ball or bat) striking a player in the face or an unexpected collision with another player.
If you experience an accident like this, contact our office right away. We keep space in our schedule for same-day emergency care, which may mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth!
However, if the injury has resulted in loss of consciousness, a bone fracture, or excessive bleeding, call 911 or visit your local emergency room immediately. Deal with the medical emergency first; we will be here to help you with your dentistry once you are safe.
Call Today to Find Out More
Every season of the year is sport season! Whether your family’s athlete prefers scoring touchdowns, home runs, baskets or goals, schedule an appointment to learn more about the protection an athletic mouthguard offers.