Custom-Made Athletic Mouthguards To Protect Your Smile

  • February 5, 2016

Sports are a big part of American culture, whether it’s hockey up north near Sterling Heights, MI, basketball in the midwest and Tobacco Road, or football down south or out west, sports are a huge part of everyday life. One thing that you see when watching all of these sports is that nearly all players protect their teeth with athletic mouthguards. Hockey is a major sport where athletic mouthguards have made a recent impact in a major way.

It used to be that hockey players would forgo wearing mouthguards, which led to the stereotype of hockey players missing teeth. Well, recently hockey players have grown wise and realized they shouldn’t have to needlessly damage their smile, and those players started wearing athletic mouthguards. Now, nearly all hockey players protect their smile with them and they, and players from other sports, are finding that they serve other purposes, such as guarding against concussions.

Preventing Concussions With Triple-Layered Mouthguards

Advances in technology have led to the study of concussions and the effect that they have on your brain functions. What studies of concussions have discovered is that they can lead to health problems such as epilepsy, post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic headaches, post-traumatic vertigo, depression, second impact syndrome, and several other brain function reducing diseases. These studies have led to rule changes in certain sports, parents prohibiting their children from playing contact sports, and equipment advancements to prevent concussions. One of those advancements is the development of triple-layered athletic mouthguards.

What the triple-layered athletic mouthguards do is soften the impact between your upper and lower jaw that oftentimes can lead to the jarring of the head that results in a concussion. These specialized mouthguards are made to fit perfectly over your teeth to the point where there is no movement while you are competing in your favorite sport. Why increase your chance of suffering a concussion when you can take measures to prevent them, such as investing in a triple-layered custom mouthguard at Forever Young Dentistry!

Improving Your Comfort And Protecting Your Teeth With A Custom-Made Mouthguard

There are plenty of generic mouthguards that you can go pick up for about a dollar at your local sporting goods store. But the fact is that you are getting what you pay for when you buy a cheap, generic mouthguard. They can hurt your play on the field because they are uncomfortable and can affect your breathing to the point where you are thinking about your mouthguard instead of your assignment on the field. A cheap, generic mouthguard that doesn’t fit your teeth will shift and cause sores to form on the inside of your mouth, will fall out – causing you to take time out of the game to pick it up, and will be loose to the point where it blocks your airway, causing you to gasp for breath.     

All of these problems can be remedied by investing in a custom-made mouthguard! When you come in for a visit to have your own mouthguard made, we will take a mold of your mouth that will be sent to an outside lab that specializes in making mouthguards. Once your mouthguard is ready, you will come back into our office and we will give it to you for you to use and help prevent you from losing teeth and suffering a concussion. This custom-made mouthguard will fit your teeth so well you won’t even notice you have a mouthguard in while playing a sport!

Take The Precautions To Guard Against A Damaged Smile

Having a custom-made mouthguard ensures that your smile won’t be needlessly damaged playing the sports that you love! Athletes such as LeBron James, Sidney Crosby, and J.J. Watt wear custom-made mouthguards to protect against tooth loss and concussions, so why shouldn’t you and your loved ones? To get your custom-made mouthguard, call Forever Young Dentistry at 586-698-7135 to make an appointment, or use our simple online contact form.