Sports Dentistry in Zionsville, IN

Sports Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN - Holland Dental

Safeguarding Against Sports-Related Dental Injuries

Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports. Victims of sports related dental injuries may face a lifetime of dental costs, hours in the dentist's chair and the possible development of further problems if the issue is not addressed properly. Sports related dental injuries, and dental emergencies in general, can pose as a great challenge to dental offices that are not prepared to take immediate and effective action.  

Dr. Holland learned about sports related dental injuries the hard way when his two front tooth broke his fall during a high school basketball game. This was his introduction to emergency dental care, and where he still draws his passion to advance his knowledge on the topic. We hope you never have a sports related injury, but if you do, we will be ready to take care of you.

Custom Sports Mouth Guards in Zionsville, Indiana

Custom Sports Mouth Guards in Zionsville, Indiana

At Holland Dental, we specialize in providing top-tier, custom-fitted mouth guards, understanding their critical role in preventing sports-related dental injuries. The American Dental Association underscores the importance of mouth guards, noting they prevent about 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. A truly effective mouth guard needs to be protective, comfortable, resilient, and securely fitted.

For comparison, there are generally three types of mouth guards, but at Holland Dental, we focus exclusively on custom-fitted ones due to their superior quality and protection:

Stock - Inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. Unfortunately, they often don't fit very well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.

Boil and bite - Can be bought at many sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They should be softened in water, then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth. If you don't follow the directions carefully you can wind up with a poor-fitting mouth protector.

Custom-fitted - Made by your dentist for you personally. These mouthguards are custom fit, providing improved retention and protection. Current research also suggests a significant reduction in concussions and alveolar/tooth fracture.

Why Personalized Mouth Guards Are a Game-Changer

Custom-fitted mouth guards represent the pinnacle of athlete-specific dental protection. Crafted individually by dental professionals like Dr. Holland, these mouth guards offer unparalleled fit, comfort, and protection. Unlike their 'one-size-fits-all' counterparts, custom-fitted guards are designed based on precise impressions of your teeth, ensuring a snug, comfortable fit that won’t obstruct breathing or speaking.

The benefits of choosing a custom-fitted mouth guard are clear:

Enhanced Protection: Tailored to the unique contours of your mouth, these guards provide superior shock absorption, reducing the risk of dental injuries and concussions.

Comfort and Durability: Made from high-quality materials, they are both resilient and comfortable, encouraging consistent use during sports.

Improved Athletic Performance: With less distraction and discomfort, athletes can focus better on their game.

Investing in a custom-fitted mouth guard, crafted by experts like Dr. Holland, is an investment in your dental health and athletic performance. At Holland Dental, we believe that every athlete deserves a mouth guard as unique as their smile – offering the best defense in the face of competition.

Custom Sports Mouth Guards in Zionsville, Indiana

Ensure Your Teeth Are Protected

At Holland Dental, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality mouthguards made from top of the line materials, and using cutting edge technology. We provide sports mouth guards for athletes ranging from junior high to a professional level.