Summer is a popular time for organized outdoor sports, as well as the perfect chance to enjoy recreational physical activities.
That means it’s time to consider making an appointment at Tocci Dental Associates to get a custom-made athletic mouthguard for the sports enthusiasts in your family!
We’ll make sure your mouthguard from our Wellesley, MA dental office is made to fit comfortably and securely for maximum protection against injuries like chipped, cracked, broken, or knocked out teeth and blunt force to the jaw, mouth, and head.
Today, we’re talking about how an individualized fit is the best way to defend your child athlete’s smile this summer!
An Athletic Mouthguard Is A MUST!
Even if a coach, school, or athletic organization doesn’t require their players wear an athletic mouthguard, this type of protection is a must.
Here are a few reasons why:
*Many sports involve close contact amongst players who can get tackled or hit.
*Certain games involve sticks, bats, and other hard objects that could strike the mouth.
*Falling or tripping onto a hard surface could lead to an oral injury.
*All it takes is a moment of distraction for the mouth to be exposed, and thus, struck.
With an increased risk of injury, you want to make sure your child is protected. That means providing them with the right equipment designed to fit them well and keep them safe from injury.
Only Trust A Dentist For Your Athletic Mouthguard!
You want your child to be safe from harm, and so do we!
That’s why we urge you to reconsider heading to the nearest sporting goods store for an athletic mouthguard.
Dr. Tocci and our team are highly-trained and experienced professionals who have the tools and technology to provide the most precise, comfortable fit for maximum protection and safety against dental injuries.
Here are a few more reasons why your athlete’s smile should only be guarded with an oral device made especially for them from the dentist office!
*It’s The Only Way To Get Customized Protection*
You wouldn’t buy a baseball glove that was too big for your child’s hand.
You wouldn’t rely on a helmet that was too tight or too loose on their head.
And you wouldn’t hand them a bat that was too heavy or too large for their small grip.
Why would you trust a mouthguard manufactured to fit every mouth, no matter the particular shape or size?
A comfortable, customized fit is the key to adequate protection for any piece of sporting equipment, including a mouthguard.
*It Makes Breathing & Focusing Easier For Athletes*
When you shop around for a mouthguard, you might feel confident that a ‘boil-and-bite’ option will render the best fit for you or your child athlete.
The problem is that even with this seemingly customized method, it still won’t fit over the teeth perfectly.
That leaves various parts of the mouth exposed and vulnerable, not to mention that the poor fit could hinder an athlete’s ability to breathe easily while playing.
An athlete needs to be comfortable and free to focus on the game, not on keeping his or her mouthguard in place.
*You Might Actually Get Your Money’s Worth!*
When something isn’t very comfortable, you know your kid will not wear it.
If you buy a mouthguard from a store, it’s not made to fit your child specifically. That means it’s likely to slip while they’re playing, exposing their teeth to harm.
Then down to the depths of your child’s gym bag it goes!
With a guard that’s made to fit your child athlete firmly and comfortably, they’re more likely to wear it, less likely to suffer a dental injury, and less likely to be tossed into the abyss of a gym bag for the season!
Make An Appointment!
You still have time to visit Dr. Tocci for your customized athletic mouthguard before summer.
It’s the best protection for all the athletes in your family against danger to your teeth and gums on the court or in the field.