Sport Mouthguards in Erlanger
Getting the Bite on Mouthguards
Improve Your Game with Sport Mouthguards
Many patients who wouldn’t dream of engaging in their favorite physical activity without a helmet and pads neglect a vitally-important piece of equipment when gearing up: a sport mouthguard. The American Dental Association recommends mouth protectors for anyone engaging in a sport or other physical activity that poses the risk of injury or a fall. Sport mouthguards provide protection that extends beyond your mouth and can even help improve your sports performance.
Protecting your Whole Mouth During Sports
Typically worn over the upper teeth, a custom sport mouthguard created by Dr. Sand Wall will protect your teeth from breakage or being knocked out completely if you experience a blow to the mouth. It can also help prevent cuts to the lips, tongue, cheeks, and gums.
Protection Beyond the Mouth
While research is still ongoing, some studies suggest that a sport mouthguard can help reduce the forces of a blow to the face or head and may help prevent concussions. Sport mouthguards can also be designed to keep your jaw in an optimal position and reduce strain on your temporomandibular (TMJ) joints. A properly-balanced jaw experiences less stress, which translates to less stress on the rest of your body and improves your strength and endurance.
For personalized general and cosmetic dental care in northern Kentucky, contact Dr. Darlene Sand Wall today to schedule an appointment. Located in Erlanger, we serve patients from all surrounding areas, including Cincinnati, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Union, Independence, and Taylor Mill.
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