Friday, March 8, 2013

Showing love for your team and your teeth

For those of you out there who play any sports that involve physical contact, I highly recommend a mouth guard if you don't already have one! I have seen too many dental injuries resulting from a hand, foreign object, or floor to the face. Prevention is key! You can save yourself a significant amount of time and money by wearing a properly fitting custom made mouth guard, rather than trying to treat a tooth after it is already broken or missing. Mouth guards have been shown to reduce the risk of concussions as well.

Here is a mouthguard I recently made for a college student:

Yes, your mouth guard can double as a fashion statement! Mouth guards can be made in different levels of thickness, offering different levels of protection depending on the level of physical contact involved with the sport you play. A properly fitting mouth guard can avoid headaches down the road!