Mouthguards, typically made of plastic and shaped like a U, provide essential protection for your teeth and oral tissues.
While primarily designed to fit the upper teeth, mouth protectors can also be custom-made by a dentist to fit lower teeth, especially for individuals wearing dental appliances like braces or fixed bridges.
Wearing a mouthguard helps prevent cuts on the inside of your cheeks or tongue and reduces the risk of jaw injuries. Additionally, mouth protectors play a crucial role in preventing gum injuries and broken or knocked-out teeth.
Sports Beyond Hockey and Football:
Contrary to popular belief, mouthguards are not exclusive to hockey or football players. Dr. Laura Miller and her team at Coastal Dental Solutions recommend mouthguards for individuals participating in various sports and activities.
Soccer players, skateboarders, baseball players, volleyball players, water polo athletes, martial artists, gymnasts, mountain bikers, and many others should consider wearing mouth protectors to safeguard their oral health.
Custom-Fitted Mouthguards: For optimal fit and comfort, the cream of the crop in mouth protectors is the custom-fitted mouthguard made by your dentist. Coastal Dental Solutions offers custom-made mouthguards that are created from a mold of your teeth, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum protection.
Don’t take unnecessary risks with your dental health. Contact Coastal Dental Solutions and schedule an appointment today.