Sports Guard and Sports Mouthguards
Sports mouthguards (also known as athletic mouthpieces) are plastic dental appliances that protect the hard and soft tissues of the mouth from damage caused by traumatic blows and collisions.
Dentists estimate that as much as a third of the injuries they treat are sports-related. Athletes in contact sports run about a 10 percent chance of sustaining an injury to their mouth, which could have severe consequences such as tooth loss.
A mouthguard protects teeth from dental trauma on the field and helps your smile stay beautiful and healthy .
Offering Sports Guards in Encino, CA
Mouth guards are crucial pieces of equipment for anyone participating in contact sports and activities.
Fitting snugly over the upper teeth, mouth guards protect the hard and soft tissues of the mouth from traumatic injury, preserving both the esthetic appearance and the health your smile. In addition, mouth guards are sometimes used as night guards to prevent tooth damage from grinding or clenching at night.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advocates for the use of dental mouth guards during any sporting or recreational activity. These activities pose a high risk for injury and a single hit can cause tooth dislodgement, fractures, or damage to existing dental work like crowns and veneers. Getting a mouth guard is simple and painless and only requires one visit to your dentist. Most athletes have a 10 percent risk of experiencing an orofacial injury, so the protection mouth guards provide is well worth the small investment.
How Can Mouth Guards P My Child?
Mouth guards reduce the likelihood of the following injuries:
· Lip, tongue, and cheek lesions
· Gum and soft tissue injuries
· Tooth fractures
· Jawbone fractures
Customized mouth guards offer the greatest degree of protection. Are custom-made to fit your teeth’s unique contours and bite line. Customized mouth guards are comfortable, orthodontically correct, and fully approved by the dentist.
To learn more about mouth guards, call our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Tebbi today.