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Why Should You Wear MouthGuard While Playing Contact Sports?

Why Should You Wear MouthGuard While Playing Contact Sports?

Posted by DR. JOCELYNN VIDA on Dec 12 2021, 10:53 AM

Sports Mouthguard can protect your teeth and jaws when you are involved in active sports. If you have a basketball, football, hockey, or any sports match involving physical contact, then contact your cosmetic dentist in Orange County to get your customized mouthguard today!

Read on to know how these mouthguards can help prevent sports dental injuries and keep your smile intact. 

Why should you use a sports mouthguard?

ADA or American Dental Association says that about 1/3rd part of dental emergencies is reported to be sports. If the match involves speed, flying balls, and high-spirited players, then a dental injury is hard to be avoided, so to keep your teeth safe, you can make use of a sports mouthguard.

What are the sports that need mouth guards?

Mouthguards are mostly used by athletes involved in any of the following sports to prevent the tooth from traumatic injuries: 

  • Soccer
  • Boxing
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball

What are the different types of mouthguards?

Our dentist in Orange County has listed three different types of mouthguards: 

Stock Mouthguards

These mouthguards are cheap and work with a "one size fits all" approach. Even though they protect your teeth and jaws but it may not to be up to the expected level. They may not be so comfortable, making it hard for the player to breathe or talk. So, we don't recommend wearing them.

Boil and Bite Mouth Guards

These mouthguards are quite better than stock mouthguards. They are made of a thermoplastic material that softens when placed in boiling water, and you can bite on them. They are shaped in a way that teeth can fit in but don't intend to be durable or comfortable.

Custom Mouth Guards
These mouth guards offer the most protection and are far better than any store-bought mouthguard. When you visit us, your cosmetic dentist in Orange County will take impressions of your teeth to create a customized mouthguard that fits perfectly. The materials used for custom athletic mouthguards are durable and comfortable. You can breathe and talk with ease wearing them. They might be a bit expensive, but it's worth it!

If you have any questions about sports mouthguards, book an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Orange County at Vida Dentistry at 25270 Marguerite Pkwy Suite C, Mission Viejo, CA 92692, or by calling us at (949) 209-8889.

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