It’s September so that means it’s football season. Football remains America’s favorite sport. As schools start back, many players have already been practicing for the upcoming season. Yet, like many contact sports, football carries a risk of injury. And, one of the areas of the body most vulnerable to injury is the mouth.
You might be thinking, but your head is protected by a helmet. Well, just because your head is protected doesn’t mean injuries can’t happen. Some of the most common dental injuries in contact sports include cuts, tooth fractures, displacement, knocked-out teeth, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.
So, how can you protect your mouth during football season? First, get a properly fitted mouthguard. Mouthguards have been shown time and again to be effective at preventing many types of dental injuries. Now, when we say properly fitted, it is best to get a custom-made mouthguard. And, the great news is that they are available right here at Cox Family Dentistry in Plano, TX. The reason that you should get them custom-made is that they are created from a mold of your mouth and teeth, ensuring that it fits comfortably. Custom-made mouthguards are also stronger and more durable. This means they offer the maximum protection, yet can be comfortably worn during practices or games.
However, they aren’t just for football players who can benefit from mouthguards. Anyone who plays a contact sport such as soccer, basketball, baseball, martial arts, or hockey can use custom mouthguards. So this season, when you’re watching or playing your favorite game, think about the extra safety and peace of mind you could gain from a custom-made mouthguard.
If you have questions about custom-made mouthguards, please contact our office, today.