Athletic Mouthguards

Athletic Mouthguards

It’s a great feeling to see your son or daughter on the sports field playing with friends and winning a few games. However, have you ever considered how different their team photos would look if your child didn’t have a full set of teeth? And if they are missing adult teeth, then that will mean oral problems that they will need to have fixed.

Though many athletes suggest that wearing an athletic guard may not be the most comfortable thing, we here at Karen Gordon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry want to remind you of how important it is that you consider athletic guards for oral protection. That is why we offer customized athletic guards that will not only keep your teeth in good shape, but they will also be much more comfortable than your average mouthguard.

To learn more about athletic mouthguards, please contact Karen Gordon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at (954) 613-9837. We’d be happy to schedule an appointment for a personalized athletic mouthguard that is just for you.

What Are Athletic Mouthguards?

For young children who are losing their milk teeth as adult teeth start to grow, it may not seem like a big deal to lose a tooth here and there. However, this is all part of a natural process that needs to develop on its own. If your child has a tooth removed sooner than expected, it could result in problems as the permanent teeth start to develop.

The problem is even more concerning when young teenagers have already had their adult teeth, and these are the teeth that they’ll need to live with for the rest of their life. If they fail to wear a mouthguard, even the slightest accident can result in big problems with their teeth and gums.

To prevent such issues from happening, an athletic mouthguard can save your child from serious oral issues. The mouthguard is set in place to protect teeth against accidental damage. Just like most athletes will consider wearing a helmet to protect their head or padding to protect their knees and elbows, a  mouthguard will help to avoid damage to your teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Athletic Mouthguards?

As a parent, you can attest to the importance of a nice smile. Having a smile that lights up a room can truly impact your child, especially with how they feel about themselves and their ability to connect with other people. However, if they are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, then their smile may embarrass them. You can help to prevent this self-conscious discomfort by ensuring that their teeth are protected for years to come.

In addition, athletic mouthguards have been shown to prevent concussions as well. If your child plays  football or hockey, a mouthguard will help to prevent concussions and the damage that they cause. More important than a healthy smile is a healthy brain, and we want to help ensure that your child is safe while on the playing field.

Keep in mind that personalized athletic mouthguards are going to be much more comfortable than a mouthguard that you may purchase on your own at the store. This will make it easier to breath and it is more comfortable when wearing, which will entice athletes to ensure that they are always wearing their guard while on the field.

A customized athletic mouthguard from Dr. Gordon can help:

  • Save teeth from accidental breaks, cracks and other damage
  • Protect against concussions and other impact injuries
  • Remain comfortable while breathing during athletic activity

We also offer athletic mouthguards for adults as well! Feel free to ask us about a personalized athletic guard to help protect your teeth during physical activity.

What Is the Procedure for Athletic Mouthguards?

We have a variety of different options for athletic mouthguards. We highly recommend that you make an appointment with our office to find out more specifically what we can offer you. We will show you a few choices, and then we will fit the guard to your mouth.

In most cases, we hope to have your athletic mouthguard ready for you during your visit to our office. If we need any more time, we will work as quickly as possible to have your mouthguard customized just for you.

What Are the Disadvantages of Athletic Mouthguards?

Athletic mouthguards can be uncomfortable. Because they are an uncommon feeling in your mouth, they may even make it a bit more difficult to breath while exerting physical energy. However, we aim to provide you with an athletic mouthguard that is comfortable for you to wear. We believe that the more comfortable the mouthguard is, the more likely it is that you will wear it while being physical active.

Are Athletic Mouthguards Right for You or Your Child?

If you or your child is physically active, we highly recommend that you consider an athletic mouthguard. It only takes one accident to alter your smile for the rest of your life. If you want to avoid any serious damage to your teeth, please feel free to contact Karen Gordon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at (954) 613-9837.

We are located in Hollywood, and we provide dental coverage to all of southern Florida. Call today to schedule your appointment and keep your teeth protected with an athletic mouthguard.

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