Dr. Joseph Holland of Holland Dental in Indianapolis, IN, recommends custom-fitted mouthguards for patients of all ages playing sports. Playing sports is fun and great for exercise, but accidents happen and it's important to protect your mouth! A custom mouthguard is important to protect your teeth during contact sports and physical activity.
A mouthguard covers your teeth with hard plastic and can prevent chipped and cracked teeth, tooth loss, and even jaw injuries. Contact sports come along with an increased risk of injury, but a mouthguard also prevents injuries to the tongue and cheeks, keeping you from biting yourself on accident. Teenagers and adults with braces benefit from mouthguards because they keep braces from injuring the inside of your mouth, too. Custom-fitted mouthguards fit comfortably around braces.
You can find mouthguards in sporting good stores, but these are often bulky and uncomfortable. They can obstruct breathing and that leads to athletes and especially teenagers not wanting to wear them at all. Come see your dentist in Indianapolis, IN, for a custom-fitted mouthguard to give your mouth the best protection possible.
The best protection for your teeth is a custom-made, hard plastic mouthguard from your dentist. These fit around your teeth comfortably without obstructing your breathing. You can play comfortably and still be protected.
To get a custom-fitted mouthguard, your dentist will take molds of your teeth. These molds are used to ensure a perfect fit. Ask your dentist about the best temporary option to wear while your mouthguard is being fabricated. A custom mouthguard will fit comfortably around your teeth and any braces and protect your mouth from injury.
Investing in a mouthguard can save your teeth from a lot of trauma and save you from needing emergency dental work. Being active in sports is great for patients of all ages, and we recommend mouthguards to keep your teeth and mouth safe during sports! Come see Dr. Joseph Holland of Holland Dental in Indianapolis, IN, for a mouthguard. Contact us at (317) 291-1000.