If you are involved in sporting activities where it is high-contact or high-impact, it is incredibly important that you protect your smile with an athletic sports mouthguard. At Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, Washington, patients can obtain a customized mouthguard to protect their smile from permanent and irreversible damage.
The ADA (American Dental Association) reports that approximately one-third of dental injuries occur from sports-related accidents. These statistics make it more vital than ever that patients take good care of their teeth and gums when participating in these types of sports:
Mouthguards are designed to protect the teeth and gums, but they can also reduce the risk of damage or injury to the cheeks and lips. Many accidents that occur due to trauma to the mouth include knocked out, chipped, or broken teeth. Additionally, the soft tissues of the mouth can become cut or damaged with a blow to the mouth area. It is critical that patients involved in certain sports take a proactive approach to caring for their smiles and reducing the risk of damage to the oral cavity.
If you have been to the local drugstore, you have likely seen mouthguards available for purchase. Many of these are boil-and-bite mouthguards. Patients boil the mouth guard in water, bite while the plastic is moldable, and achieve a custom fit. However, these are uncomfortable to make and do not last nearly as long as a custom mouthguard through Kingsgate Dental. Our mouthguards are made with tear-resistant, long-lasting materials that will last and fit better than anything available over the counter.
If you live in the area of Kirkland, WA, or the surrounding communities and need custom sports mouthguards for high-impact and high-contact activities, call Dr. Ann Kelley and her team at Kingsgate Dental today. The office is located at 12308 NE 114th Street in Kirkland, WA, and can be reached by phone at (425) 385-0080.
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