The American Dental Association estimates that sports mouthguards can prevent over 200,000 injuries. This year alone, it is estimated that more than 5 million teeth will be knocked out due to sports. Protect your child from sports injuries and chipped or cracked teeth with a mouthguard. Mouthguards should be worn by children for sports like soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, skateboarding, martial arts, hockey, or lacrosse. Contact sports, where children may be hit by a ball or other players, typically require a mouthguard.
Benefits of Sports Mouthguards
Dr. Drew Shulman offers custom mouthguards to protect teeth and gums during contact sports. Custom-fit mouthguards offer many benefits, such as:
- Protection from tooth loss
- Protecting dental work from damage
- Secure and stable fit
- Reduced chance of concussion
Sports Mouthguards: What to Expect
Custom-fit professional mouthguards save people from replacing missing teeth or treating chipped and cracked teeth with dental crowns or tooth bonding. A preventative measure like a mouthguard saves money in the long run and reduces the chance of injury or concussion. Over-the-counter mouthguards that are not custom fit can easily fall out during sports games. They may not be as comfortable as professional mouthguards and can even interfere with breathing and speaking.
First, Dr. Shulman will create a mold of your child’s teeth, fabricating a mouthguard that conforms to their mouth. The customized, comfortable fit leads to better compliance and even improved endurance on the field without the need for jaw clenching to keep the mouthguard in place. You should clean the mouthguard regularly with antibacterial solution and thoroughly clean it once a month. Cleaning the mouthguard prevents bacteria from multiplying and keeps the appliance fresh. Visit our Philadelphia office to save yourself money and save years of restorative work for your child.
Schedule an Appointment
Does your child need a custom mouthguard to wear while playing sports? Call Dr. Shulman today at ((215) 372-1142 for comfortable and convenient professional treatment. Protect your child’s teeth from injury and save money in the long run.