Spring is here and that means you and your family will be spending more time outdoors and more time playing sports. Because it’s National Facial Protection Month, your Delray Beach Dentist Dr. George Sanchez wants to remind everyone how important a custom made mouth protector is, regardless of what sport you or your kids play.
Why are Mouthguards Important?
Mouthguards are important because they save you time and money. How is that possible you ask? Because a custom made mouth guard will cost you less than a trip to the emergency room.
Your dentist in Delray Beach explains that mouth guards prevent broken and chipped teeth and can prevent a knocked out tooth. A mouthguard also protects the face, tongue, and lips as it helps to redistribute a knock in the head. Although mouth guards will not prevent you or a family member from having a concussion, the injury will be less severe.
Are All Mouth Guards the Same?
In a word, no, all mouthguards are not the same. Although they are more expensive, custom-made mouthguards from your Delray Beach dentist are comfortable and much easier to wear.
There are three types of mouth guards. Standard, a one size fits all mouth protector, boil and bite, heated in water and molded to your teeth, and custom made mouthguards, custom made to fit by your dentist.
Of the three, custom made mouth guards give the best protection and are most likely to be worn. Unfortunately, standard and even boil and bite are so cumbersome it makes it hard to talk and even breathe. Because of those problems, most people who play sports, “Forget,” to wear their mouth protector.
Custom Made Mouthguards The Best Protection
Keep your family safe and schedule appointments for custom-made mouthguards. Remember, even skateboarders and surfers use mouth protectors. Call and schedule your dental appointments for a custom-made mouth protector from Dr. Sanchez today.