Many people who play sports know about mouth guards and the benefits they offer. But how many actually wear them?
There are some GREAT benefits to wearing a mouth guard. Not just any mouth guard now, a custom fit mouth guard! You might ask, “What’s the difference?”. Well let me tell you.
According to dentalcare.com “an issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) it was reported that 13-39% of all dental injuries are sports-related, with 2-18% of the injuries related to the maxillofacial. Males are traumatized twice as often as females, with the maxillary central incisor being the most commonly injured tooth.”
Basically, quite a few of the total dental injuries are sports-related! The most injured tooth as it states is the maxillary central incisor. Basically one of your front two teeth on the bottom of the tooth. For example:
(Picture used with patient’s consent.)
This is a fairly common injury. At our office alone we have seen at least 4 of these in the first 3 weeks of January! 3 of them were sports related injuries!
You may think, “That doesn’t look too bad”. Well in order to fix this tooth we had to to not only restore it will bonding material, but we had to do a root canal as well! Yikes is right! Root canals really aren’t as bad as all the hype might suggest, but they are tedious and yep you guess it kind of spendy. Especially when you end up needing a crown to strengthen the tooth. Luckily in this case we were able to fill it and it was okay. (Picture used with patient’s consent.)
Looks pretty good right? We thought so! But after seeing so many of these broken teeth we decided we needed to get the word out about protecting our teeth in situation where they are more likely to get damaged. We think mostly about sports but there are a lot of activities you could need one for! Maybe you are just prone to face plants and need one for going on walks. Most likely not but anything is possible, especially when it’s icy outside.
Well, like I said with all of these injuries happening we wanted to provide you with an option that will help you prevent these injuries so you don’t end up spending hundreds on fixing them!
Our custom fit mouth guards are created to fit you specifically. We take an impression of your teeth and create the mouth guard around that.
- The custom fit creates a greater durability and protects against the hardest impacts, thus lowering the risk of damage.
- Your mouth guard will fit snugly, protecting not only your teeth, but the surrounding gums and bone.
- We make sure your mouth guard is the correct thickness, unlike products you can get off the shelf.
- We know you’d probably like to breathe while you’re competing, and since our mouth guards are fit specifically to your teeth it allows more room in your mouth so there is almost no interference with speaking or breathing.
Still not sure if you need a mouth guard? You may need a mouth guard for any of the following activities:
- Extreme Sports
- Field Events
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Inline Skating
- Martial Arts
- Shot putting
- Water Polo
That’s quite the list! I’m sure there’s more to it than this. Any contact sport or any activity where you have an increase chance of falling would definitely be included.
So why not prevent an injury like this with a custom fit mouth guard from Nampa Dental! Rather than paying hundreds to fix a tooth we can make you your own protective mouth guard for as low as $38!
We have a lot of colors for you to choose from too! Here are some that we are offering right now!
- (Available colors subject to change. Multiple colors may not be offered.)
And here is an example of what our mouth guards will look like when they are finished!
Call Nampa Dental today to get your custom fit mouth guard!
You thought I forgot didn’t you! I would never, alright here it is my glorious smile (okay glorious is taking it a little far but I am happy with it!) no more spots! Bleaching every once in a while helps too. 🙂
No Photoshop or anything I took this with my iPhone! I really am happy with it and you can find your perfect smile at Nampa Dental!