Mouthguards, Sports, and Your Teeth

While spring sports may be coming to an end, there are still plenty of reasons to consider adding a mouthguard to your equipment list.  We may have suffered through cold soccer games, rainy lacrosse matches, and snowy track and field events, but that doesn’t mean our teeth should suffer as well.  Our Waukesha dentist works hard to keep your smile looking its best so take the necessary precautions to keep it in great shape with a mouthguard.

When Do I Need a Mouthguard?

A mouthguard is an inexpensive way to preserve your smile and prevent injuries to your mouth, gums, and teeth.  Additionally, studies are showing that a mouthguard reduces the risk of concussions in high-impact sports.  Mouthguards help with more than fast-paced sports.  If you find that you are clenching your teeth while you ride a bike or skateboard, opt for a mouthguard.  Mouthguards create a cushion between your teeth to prevent injuries.  They also cushion your jaw.  So if you are active in any sport of activity and find you end your workout with a tightness in your jaw or oral pain, talk with our Waukesha dentist about your options.

Mouthguards for any Occasion

With fall sports and two-a-day practices coming up, take the time now to research what type of mouthguard is best for you.  Our Waukesha dentist can provide you with a custom-fit mouthguard or a store boil and bite option may be more beneficial to you.  A custom-fit mouthguard adds additional protection to your mouth as it is uniquely fitted to you.  Store-bought options are best for young children whose teeth are still growing.

Protect Your Teeth

Our Waukesha dentist and staff work hard to keep your smile looking its best.  We hope you love your smile and want to protect it as well.  Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once daily.  Care for your mouthguard in the same way by gently brushing the device and rinsing it off after every use.  Wear your mouthguard during practices, in games, and during activities that have the potential to cause injury to your oral cavity. 

A mouthguard is a line of defense for many sports injuries and benefits all ages.  Check out our Facebook page for more information on mouthguards and your oral health or give our office a call with questions.  Let’s work together to protect your smile so you don’t have to take time away from your team to restore your smile.