Sportspersons train hard day in and day out to maintain their fitness and get better at their sport. During their demanding training sessions, suffering an injury to the mouth and damaging the teeth and the gums are expected possibilities. Sports mouthguards can be of great help to athletes by protecting their teeth and soft tissues of the mouth from injury.
At Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, we offer the best quality mouthguards customized according to your specific needs. According to the American Dental Association (ADA) recommendations, athletes must wear one while participating in rough sports such as football, soccer, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, soccer, volleyball, etc.
Why Should You Get a Customized Sports Mouthguard?
A custom-fabricated mouthguard has many advantages compared to the one-size-fits-all mouthguard that’s readily available. These mouthguards generally don’t fit well and aren’t entirely comfortable to wear. After continuous use, it might even cause the teeth to slightly move from their positions in the jawbone. Also, while playing, it tends to slip out easily and fall off. On the other hand, a customized mouthguard is so precisely fabricated that it delivers a perfect fit and comfort. Since it is made from dental-grade plastic, it does not change shape even after consistent usage. Besides, it can also significantly reduce the chances of concussions in younger athletes. With all these benefits, the need for a custom-fabricated mouthguard is more crucial than ever.
What Are the Advantages of a Sports Mouthguard?
- It shields the soft tissues of the mouth from external injury.
- It perfectly fits, and the user can wear it comfortably.
- It doesn’t put much stress on the temporomandibular joint and protects it during impact.
- It evenly distributes the forces to all the teeth when the athlete receives a hard blow to the mouth. This way, it prevents serious harm to the teeth.
How Should You Care For a Sports Mouthguard?
Before wearing the mouthguard, check if you have any food particles stuck between your teeth. This could make wearing the mouthguard very uncomfortable. Also, don’t chew on the mouthguard as it could alter its shape. After use, remove it and rinse it with water, and gently brush it using a toothbrush and toothpaste. With proper care, your customized mouthguard could protect your teeth for a long time.
If you are interested in learning more about sports mouthguards, call Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, at 916-422-3991to schedule an appointment with Dr. Novan Nguyen.