A large portion of dental emergencies come from accidents during physical activity. Whether it is a stray ball or landing the wrong way, it is important to be prepared for heavy impact to the teeth if participating in sports that involve contact/and or an object that is being thrown, hit, or kicked around. This is why we at Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness strongly encourage anyone participating in these sporting activities to wear a custom mouthguard. We will be going over how a mouthguard can protect you and why you should consider receiving one from us.
How a Mouthguard Protects You From Damaged Teeth
Teeth are strong, but like diamonds, they are both hard and brittle. Only so much can be taken before they inevitably break or get knocked out. When participating in sporting activities your teeth are at risk of becoming damaged because without protection, anything that is coming towards your mouth is just going to hit your lips/teeth without anything in between to take the impact.
This is why mouthguards are used in sports - they significantly lower the risk of teeth becoming fractured, knocked out, or chipped. In a way, you can think of a mouthguard as a helmet for your teeth. When riding a motorcycle, you would put on a helmet in case of an accident, and the helmet protects the head by taking the potential impact for you. This is exactly what a mouthguard is for - but for your teeth. They are mouthpieces that snugly fit in your mouth and they provide real protection that can save you from damages.
Why Choose a Custom Mouthguard From Us?
One of the biggest complaints we hear about mouthguards for sports is that they are uncomfortable. If you are buying a mouthguard online or from a store, this will likely be the case - but why is that?
Everyone’s mouths are different, from both their size and subtle differences in shape. This also includes the teeth. The problem with over-the-counter mouthguards is that they are one-size-fits-all in a loose term. Even if one of these mouthguards might technically fit in your mouth, it will likely be loose, which results in it being rather distracting. A custom made mouthguard is created just for your mouth and your mouth only. This results in a fit that is both snug and comfortable allowing you to focus more on your activity rather than how much your mouthguard is bothering you.
A custom mouthguard is created from a mold of your mouth and thus you can trust that the fit will be perfect. We highly recommend the investment. If you look at it this way: think about the financial cost of repairing or replacing a tooth should an accident happen. This can be far more expensive than a comfortable, custom-made mouthguard. We think you will be very happy with your decision at the end of the day and we would be happy to work with you!
If you are interested in getting a mouthguard that is tailored specifically for your mouth, we are here for you at Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness. You can contact our office by calling 704-629-8081.