Living in California, we know a lot of people who enjoy active lifestyles. It’s one of the reasons we are among the healthier states in the country.
Team and recreational sports are big deal for many families, and that’s a good thing. You can learn a lot of life lessons through sports. It’s also a great way to improve your fitness or to stay in shape.
At the same time, injury prevention is an important aspect of many sports. There are specialized pieces of equipment for some games, but there is one piece of equipment in particular that we hope you are wearing when you take the field or the court.
Athletic mouthguards can play an invaluable role in helping you continue to do those things that you enjoy. Dental injuries cause more than 5 million lost teeth annually. Wearing a mouthguard greatly reduces the odds that you suffer an oral injury.
We want to help you stay in the game. At the office of Brian Davey, DDS, in San Diego, we can make a custom mouthguard for you as part of our family dentistry. Call 858-762-9991 today to find out how you can get one.
Keep Smiling Win Or Lose
It’s been said by many people that it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. It’s a lot harder to play when you are picking up the pieces of a broken tooth or hunting for a tooth that’s been knocked loose.
No mouthguard can prevent every possible injury, but a mouthguard that fits correctly provides better protection. That could be the difference between a sore lip and a lost tooth.
The American Dental Association has pointed out that athletes who wear mouthguards are 60 times less likely to have a dental injury than athletes who don’t protect their teeth. Custom mouthguards, which you can get from us, offer a level of protection unmatched by the mouthguards you’ll find in sporting goods stores.
Like anything else you might wear, you are more likely to wear a mouthguard if it is comfortable. Many over-the-counter mouthguards fail in this regard. They can be bulky, which can present problems. Some people have trouble breathing while wearing those mouthguards. Other people have trouble speaking, which can present a problem in team sports.
Custom-fitted mouthguards are smaller and more secure. They allow you to breathe, speak, and drink water without taking them out. This is something to keep in mind before you get ready for your next practice or game.
If Something Does Happen …
We hope you keep all your teeth. We also hope you never suffer a dental injury, but we’ve been doing what we do long enough to know that dental emergencies do happen.
Broken teeth and teeth that have been knocked loose or knocked out of their sockets would all fall into this category. Should any of these things happen to you or someone you know, please contact us as soon as you are able.
We’ll advise you on the phone, and we’ll make an effort to see people having emergencies that same day whenever possible.
Take Care Of Your Teeth
Caring for your teeth means doing more than brushing, flossing, and getting professional cleanings. Taking time to put in a properly fitting athletic mouthguard can keep in smiling long after the games are over.