Why Athletic Mouthguards are Necessary
Football season is still in full swing! This sport, combined with many other contact sports, highly recommends—and sometimes mandates—the use of mouthguards. Did you know that, according to the American Dental Association, 13-39% of all dental injuries are sports-related?
With the help of mouthguards, these protective devices absorb and distribute the force of impact received while playing sports. This reduces the chances of a dental injury because, without a mouthguard, an athlete is susceptible to dental injuries, jaw injuries, and concussions.
Let your patients know about the different types of mouthguards in order to protect their teeth and gums and don’t hesitate to ask Equipoise Dental about our available mouthguards. Thankfully, mouthguards are able to prevent more than 200,000 injuries every year, according to the Academy of General Dentistry.
There are stock mouthguards that can be bought at the department store, but these have little to no adjustments and are difficult to find the perfect match for your smile. There are also mouthguards famously known as “boil-and-bite,” which is a lot like it sounds—the thermo-plastic material can be adapted to fit more closely to the patients’ teeth and gums by heating and molding the material with boiling water, then placing it in the mouth.
The best mouthguards are, of course, custom-made. Equipoise Dental is able to use your impressions from your patient’s mouth to create a one-of-a-kind mouthguard that works only for them! These mouthguards are also created for proper tooth and gum adaption so there’s no discomfort at all.
There are countless benefits to custom-made mouthguards, but we know our clients know this! Be sure to spread the word to your patients. If you have any questions about our mouthguards or one of our other services, don’t hesitate to call your Bergenfield dental lab, Equipoise Dental, at (800) 999-4950.