Sports mouthguards protect the jaw and teeth while one enjoys physical activities, especially extreme sports - basketball, baseball, and more. They protect teeth and their surrounding tissues against wear and tear from injury to the mouth. They are custom-designed for each individual. Sports Mouthguards prevent oral-injuries in the following manner:
- In the case of a blow to the mouth, sports mouthguards act as a cushion between the teeth and the surrounding soft tissues and shield them against lacerations.
- Sports mouthguards redistribute the impact of blows and injuries to the mouth and protect the teeth from cracks and fractures.
- If the chin receives a blow, it shields the teeth in the upper and lower jaw from sudden seismic contact.
- Sports mouthguards positively affect the psychology of sportspeople and athletes. Research suggests that wearing sports mouthguards gives athletes a push to be more aggressive.
How are sports mouthguards made?
Sports mouthguards are custom-designed by experienced dentists in dental labs. The design varies from person to person based on the type of sport played and injuries and dental trauma sustained in the past. If a person plays lawn tennis, the thickness of the mouthguard is less (single-layered). On the other hand, if a person plays baseball, the mouthguard is thicker (multi-layered).
Our team at 32 Smile Dental practices the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of a variety of dental diseases. We specialize in preventive dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and pediatric dentistry. We employ state of the art technology like digital and panoramic X-rays to devise the best treatment plan for our patients. If you are looking for a smile makeover or full mouth rehabilitation, visit 7707 West Lane Suite B, Stockton, CA 95210, or book an appointment with us at (209) 952-9290.