Is An Athletic Mouthguard Worth It? [BLOG]

Custom Athletic Mouthguards Simply Protect Better | Wellesley, MA

We hope that you are as excited as we are about the increasingly longer days! Now that spring is here, a variety of warm weather sports will soon be in full swing. If you have young players in your household, these athletes should be protecting their vulnerable teeth and jaws by wearing an athletic mouthguard.

You may not have considered this, but the best protection comes from mouthguards that actually fit properly. That’s why we offer custom-designed mouthguards, for patients of all ages, at Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, MA. Give us a call at 781-304-8172 to request your consultation appointment. In the meantime, keep reading to hear more about our mouthguards.

Why Wear A Mouthguard?

Investing in an athletic mouthguard is the smart thing to do. Anyone who plays a high-impact sport should be wearing one. There really isn’t a sport that we can think of that would not be considered high-impact. Even cheerleading can be a dangerous activity. If you are moving around, jumping, using a ball, puck, disc, or in close proximity to others, you are likely a good candidate for a mouthguard.

This isn’t like we are selling you a guaranteed way to avoid danger. You’ll still be in harm’s way. Our mouthguards won’t be able to stop an accident from happening on the field (or track, court, and so forth). But they can minimize the damage if an accidental injury does occur.

Why wouldn’t you want that kind of protection for yourself or any loved ones engaged in such activities?

Besides, we’ll make the process easy.

Fit For Protection

A custom-fitted mouthguard is always going to be a better option than the mouthguards you’ll find in the sporting goods section of your favorite department store. Don’t get us wrong, a one-size-fits-all boil-and-bite mouthguard is certainly better than nothing, but such a bulky tray can feel awkward in your mouth.

What’s more, their size can make it harder to breathe. This also makes it difficult to communicate with teammates and coaches from a distance.

Here’s the difference we can make: our custom-fitted mouthguards are molded to fit each individual’s teeth. They will feel natural in your mouth.

This also means we can make them smaller, too. As a result, you won’t feel like you need to take out your mouthguard to breathe, shout something to your teammate, or get a drink of water.

These special mouthguards also reduce the risk of head injury. Your mouthguard will spread the force of any impact to your head and may lessen your chances of suffering a concussion.

It is always cheaper and more pleasant to go for protection now, rather than try to find a restorative treatment later. But if you already have that need, we can certainly help with that, too!

Call Today To Save Your Family’s Smiles

We hope you have been inspired to take the next step toward a safer, healthier smile. To get mouthguards for every athlete in your family, call Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, MA right away at 781-304-8172 or fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.