A few years back we were involved in a concussion study with a couple of top medical professionals in the Boston area and we are a strong proponent for mouth guard protection. That has evolved in our practice to be a complementary procedure for our patients of record, any student-athlete or even any athlete playing any pick-up sports and would like one. We provide it as a complimentary service.
In coaching, I've been coaching for about 35 years in baseball, we have provided some of the teams I've coached with athletic guards as well as just educate our players with the importance of a mouth guard for dental conditions and dental protection as well as providing protection from concussions as well.
Our custom athletic mouthguards are all made in-house, and the custom-laminated veneer is made of the same material that major college athletes use. They even come in a variety of colors! Call our Dr. Tocci at our Wellesley, MA dental office today at 781-304-8172 to get a mouthguard for you or your child athlete. We offer free mouthguards to local student-athletes!
Benefits of Athletic Mouthguards
In case you’re not clear on why you or your child needs athletic mouthguards, here are the benefits you miss out on when not wearing one.
- Protects Against Outside Dangers – Objects like cleats, balls, pucks, and even the ground or other athletes are all a danger to your smile. A custom mouthguard keeps your teeth safe from damage during the course of the game.
- Protects Against Inside Dangers – Dangers are found in your mouth as well. Your custom athletic mouthguards can keep your teeth from contacting each other, meaning less risk of chips, cracks, or breaks while you play. Mouthguards also protect your teeth from damaging your tongue, cheeks, and lips.
- Protects Against Concussions – Head injuries in sports is headline news these days, and a custom-fit mouthguard can help 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.
Gear Up Just Like Your Favorite Athletes at Tocci Dental Associates
Make sure your smile looks as good after the game as it did before it started with the help of top Wellesley, MA dentist Dr. Tocci and his expert team.
Dr. Tocci is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. In his passion to further his knowledge and skill in dentistry, he attended surgical and restorative dental implantology certification from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1988 and completed a temporomandibular joint disorder residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1991.