Protecting Your Smile from Sports-Related Injuries
Organized sports allow people to build relationships, be competitive, and cooperate using everyone’s individual skills to achieve a common goal. However, organized sports and other athletic activities also increase the likelihood that you’ll experience a sport-related injury.
One useful approach to help protect your smile while playing sports is to use a high-quality mouthguard. If you want a custom-fitted sports mouthguard, contact Dr. Winter in Beverly Hills, MI. He’s customized mouthguards for countless patients, and he can make a unique one for you too.
What Is a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a thin, flexible device that’s worn over the teeth during athletic activities, especially contact sports such as football, ice hockey, and martial arts. It helps protect your teeth and soft tissue in your mouth from trauma. Likewise, sports mouthguards help defend your jaw after contact as well.
Mouthguards are the ideal way to protect your smile because they distribute the force from impact to all of your teeth, instead of a single tooth-bearing the entire blow.
The Benefits of a Mouthguard
If you choose a custom mouthguard from Dr. Winter, it can provide the following advantages:
- Reducing the risk of a sport-related injury
- Helps you feel more confident during athletic activity
- Minimize the risk of broken teeth
- Extra protection for dental prosthetics (e.g., a fixed bridge or a dental implant)
- Protecting the cheeks and lips from cuts and scrapes
- Prevent Concussions
- Prevent jaw fractures
Creating Your Customized Mouthguard
Before Dr. Winter begins to craft your mouthguard, you’ll want to schedule a consultation with him. During this time, he’ll examine your oral structure, ask you about the activities you’re planning on participating in, and discuss the alternative options that are available to you.
Once you’ve decided that a custom-fitted mouthguard is ideal for your situation, the first step is to collect impressions of your smile. Then, we’ll send the impressions to our local dental laboratory where the mouthguard is created.
After it’s manufactured, you can return to our Beverly Hills, MI office where Dr. Winter will have you try it on to make sure it fits properly. If he gives you the thumbs-up, that means you’re ready to take on the competition — and protect your smile while doing it.
Defend Your Smile Today!
The easiest way to ensure that you and your children’s smiles are protected from sports-related injuries is by getting a customized mouthguard from Dr. Winter. The traditional “boil and bite” mouthguards that you find at sporting goods stores don’t provide sufficient protection, leaving room for injuries to occur.
If you’re interested in a mouthguard that fits comfortably and provides the absolute best protection, give us a call at 248-642-3800. Alternatively, you can fill out the submission form on the right, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.