From professional athletes to little league stars, an athletic mouthguard is an essential part of sports dentistry.
Dental mouthguards are a great tool for nighttime protection from teeth grinding, but they are often not substantial enough to last exerting activity.
Athletic mouthguards protect your entire mouth, helping you avoid sports injuries to areas like your lips, tongue, and all of the many soft, tender tissues that make up your mouth. They can also save you from excruciating nerve damage and chipped, broken, or lost teeth.
Trauma to your mouth can cost you enormous pain and expense, requiring serious dental procedures like dental implants, crowns, dentures, veneers, and even extractions.
So whether you are a weekend warrior, a serious athlete, or have a child hitting the peewee gridiron, an athletic mouthguard is the ultimate protection for any athlete in a cheap, convenient package.
Frequently Asked Questions about Athletic Mouthguards
Who needs an athletic mouthguard?
Athletic mouthguards take your safety one step further for extra protection on the playing field.
You may benefit from an athletic mouthguard if you play any of these sports or engage in these activities.
- Ice hockey
- Martial Arts
- Mountain Biking
- Weight Lifting
Why do I need an athletic mouthguard?
Athletic mouthguards help prevent you from a host of dental issues in the future. This also includes bruxism, or grinding your teeth.
In addition to serving as an extra cushion for your mouth, a custom athletic mouthguard will securely hold your teeth in place as an extra defense mechanism against potential trauma.
What kinds of athletic mouthguards are there?
You have three options for your athletic mouthguard:
- Stock mouthguards,
- Boil-and-bite mouthguards, and
- Custom athletic mouthguards.
Despite all of these options, there is really only one choice that will allow the comfort and customization that you need to ensure regular use.
Mass-produced commercial mouthguards are bulky, uncomfortable and can cause painful sores from the awkward fit, and boil-and-bite mouthguards rarely capture the intricacies of your mouth effectively.
A custom mouthguard from Bacsa Family Dental and Implant Center is your best weapon to protect your continued oral health.
Why do I need a mouthguard from Dr. Bacsa?
It’s easy to purchase a mouthguard from the store, but all too often, it ends up just being an exercise in disappointment.
Commercial mouthguards are sold in a ready-to-use format intended for the masses, so they rarely provide a comfortable fit for your unique mouth. They lack durability, wearing down far quicker than an athletic mouthguard from Bacsa Family Dental and Implant Center.
To have the best mouthguard, it’s best to visit Dr. Bacsa for a custom-fit athletic mouthguard.
This type of mouthguard is most effective because it features a snug fit specifically made for the curves and grooves of your mouth. It is especially important if you have existing dental work, like orthodontics or fixed bridgework.
At Bacsa Family Dental and Implant Center, we are athletes, too, and we promote a healthy lifestyle for all of our patients.
Schedule an appointment with us today to see how a custom athletic mouthguard can protect you from your favorite activity!