COVID-19 has affected our lives in ways few people anticipated. That’s certainly true for athletes. Whether your sport has started or you are waiting to begin, we want you to do everything you can to stay on the field.
That includes protecting your smile with an athletic mouthguard, which you can get at Blankenship Family Dentistry.
Many sports have protective equipment that is necessary to play. Whether it’s required or not, you should be wearing a mouthguard for any high-impact sports. Doing this can reduce your risk of dental injury significantly. In fact, athletes who don’t wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to have oral injuries.
The Right Kind Matters
In addition to recommending mouthguards, the American Dental Association also recommends wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard. Store-bought mouthguards are better than nothing, but they don’t provide the same level of protection as custom mouthguards. This is like the difference between the seat belt in your family vehicle and the five-point harnesses used by professional drivers.
Keep Your Winning Smile
We can repair broken teeth. We also have ways to replace teeth that have been knocked out. However, we would prefer to help you keep your teeth intact. Comparatively, getting a mouthguard can save money compared to rebuilding your smile.
Before your next practice or game, schedule an appointment at our Stone Mountain, GA dental office. Call 770-766-8995 or contact us online.