Imagine what could happen if you lost one or two teeth. Eating, smiling, talking, and cleaning your teeth could be affected. When participating in your favorite sport, a knock or fall is all it takes to damage your smile.
Dental injuries shouldn’t discourage you from showing your potential in the field of play. Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, Washington, offers custom sports mouth guards to protect your teeth, gums, and other oral structures from injuries. Mouthguards aren’t just for professional football, hockey, or rugby players — they should be worn by anyone participating in sports that can inflict dental injury, including non-contact sports like skating, gymnastics, and volleyball.
A dental guard acts as a protective cushion for your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues to reduce the severity of the injury. If you receive a blow in the mouth area, the dental guard absorbs much of the shock, reducing the risk of jaw fracture, chipped, knocked-out, or broken teeth. A mouth guard also protects your gums, lips, and cheeks from cuts and other soft tissue injuries.
All athletic dental guards aren’t created equal. Store-bought mouthguards are cheap but don’t fit properly, leaving your smile prone to damage. Some people use the boil and bite mouth guards made from material that becomes flexible when exposed to heat. These mouthguards are cheap and convenient but don’t offer a professional fit.
Dr. Ann Kelley recommends a customized mouthguard made specifically for you to provide optimal comfort, protection, and functionality. Bespoke dental guards are created after taking your bite impressions used by a dental lab to custom-make your device. Custom mouthguards fit perfectly over your teeth and can’t be displaced by the force of the impact.
Bespoke athletic dental guards are a bit more costly than store-bought dental guards, but they are worth every penny. These devices offer many benefits, including:
You only have one smile, so it’s worth protecting with everything you got. Get sports-ready with an athletic mouthguard from Kingsgate Dental. Call (425) 385-0080 to get your bespoke sports guard today!
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