Participating in sports is a great way to stay active, healthy and to spend time with others. Participating in regular team sports, though, does have its risks. One of the main risks that athletes face is damage to their teeth. At Kingsgate Dental, serving Kirkland, WA, Dr. Ann Kelley can help you protect your mouth with dental mouthguards for sports. Professionally fitted mouthguards are the best way to protect athletes from dental injuries.
In the world of organized sports, there are risks for many different types of injuries. Dental injuries are, unfortunately, one of the most common. Any sport which involves frequent high-impact movements, plays, or behaviors runs the risk of dental injury. That includes most forms of organized sports. Sports with the highest risk factors would consist of football, soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball. Even sports such as tennis runs a risk for injuries.
These dental injuries can result regardless of time spent in practice or skill at the game. Anyone is at risk for dental injuries during a sport.
Dental injuries can get very expensive. Cracked, chipped, and missing teeth will need to be replaced, which can cost a good bit of money. Investing in a sound, professionally fitted mouthguard is one of the best ways to protect an athlete’s teeth and save you money in the long run.
Although mouthguards can be purchased pretty much at any sporting goods store, there is a big difference between these generically fitted guards and a professionally fitted mouthguard. A professionally fitted mouthguard will provide a much more durable and long-lasting layer of protection. Because the mouthguard is custom-made for your mouth, you can rest assured that it will protect every crack and crevice. Non-fitted mouthguards will not have the same degree of protection.
If you would like to learn more, please contact us at (425) 385-0080.
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