If you or a member of your family plays sports, we strongly recommend a mouthguard to protect the teeth and gum tissues. A sports mouthguard is a device that is worn over the teeth to protect from trauma to the face and head. Mouthguards are a crucial piece of athletic equipment, especially if you are participating in a sport that involves contact. These sports include football, hockey, basketball, soccer, and baseball. You may also benefit from a mouthguard if you participate in skateboarding, gymnastics, or other types of extreme activity.
Types of Mouthguards
There are a few different types of mouthguards you have to choose from. Regardless of which type you choose, you want to make sure that is resilient, protective, and comfortable. The three major types of mouthguards include:
Why You Should Choose Our Mouthguard
When it comes to your safety and oral health, you should choose the best. A custom-made mouthguard will give you the protection and comfort you want, quickly and easily. To fabricate your mouthguard, Aaron Cooley, DDS or Brandon Cooley, DDS will take an impression of your teeth and gum tissues. Next, we will use this impression to make a 3-D model of your teeth. This model is then sent to our dental laboratory, where our technicians will fabricate your mouthguard using a special plastic.
Ideally, you should replace your mouthguard at the beginning of every season. However, a custom-made guard is more durable than other options. It is a practical option that may even be covered by your insurance. Many athletes choose to have a new sports mouthguard fabricated when they go in for their six-month checkup and professional cleaning.
You may also benefit from a mouthguard if you have braces, a cleft palate, or a removable dental appliance. Often, patients who suffer from nocturnal bruxism (teeth grinding) may need to receive a mouthguard to protect their teeth and improve their sleep.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you are in need of a sports mouthguard, call (425) 249-3509, and schedule your appointment now!