Custom-Fitted Athletic Mouthguards From Plainville, CT Dentist Office
If you are involved in sports or participate in physical recreational activities, it is important to wear the proper gear for safety. Your teeth and mouth need protection and preventive care, too. Athletic mouthguards protect your teeth, gums, jaw, and even your brain from impacts that can cause injuries.
Mouth guards are really important and a lot of the coaches these days are emphasizing that for whatever reason but the kids are into colors and unique things they can show off to their friends so we actually work with a laboratory very closely to design custom mouth guards for them that fit precisely. They can buy things over the counter in pharmacies or whatever and think that they are making something that is protective but they are not. There are different levels of protection that can be designed into the mouth guard in terms of the thickness of the material or the rigidity of the material and depending on the sport that they are in or the level of protection that they are looking for, we can design that into the mouth guard itself.
Many organized sports require wearing a mouthguard, but they should be worn any time there is a risk of impact with another athlete, the ground, sports equipment, or a ball. If you do not use a mouthguard, you put yourself at risk for injuries, including chipped or broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, a fractured jaw, or even a concussion.
An athletic mouth guard is a molded device, made of plastic or laminate material, that fits around your teeth inside your mouth to protect your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, and jaw. The best athletic mouthguards are custom-fitted by a dentist – this is especially important if you have orthodontics.
It is important to keep your mouthguard clean and dry when it is not in use to prevent bacteria from growing on it. Keep it away from heat in a sturdy container that has vents. Rinse your mouthguard before and after use. Check your mouthguard regularly for wear and tear and let us know when it needs to be replaced.
At Gentle Dental Care, our Plainville, CT dentist makes custom athletic mouthguards with your choice of colors – we can even put your name on them! We offer different levels of mouthguards, depending on the intensity of the sport or physical activity that you participate in.
Dr. Thomas Peltzer is nationally known as an expert in the field of sedation dentistry and dental anesthesia. As Connecticut’s premier sedation dentist, Dr. Peltzer is honored to be a member of the prestigious American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and attends hundreds of hours of additional Advanced Anesthesia Continuing Education per year to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in sedation dentistry.
Gentle Dental Care is conveniently located right across the road from Plainville High School, so it is an easy stop for our local athletes. To make an appointment to get custom-fitted athletic mouthguards for you or the athlete in your family, call our Plainville, CT office at 860-479-2397 or use our online form to request more information.
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