Does your son or daughter play on a school sports team? Are you in a rec league? Listen up! Your preventive dentist in Arlington wants you to get the best protection for your precious smile – a sports mouthguard.
Some things are out of our control … but what we can prevent is damage to our smiles caused by contact sports or other forms of physical activity. Your mouth is at risk … if you don’t wear a sports mouthguard each time you hit the field, the court, or the rink. Sports-related accidents account for a significant portion of all dental-related injuries.
Your odds of sustaining a mouth or jaw injury or even a concussion playing contact sports is about 10% per season and 30-50% over your athletic career. And every year, more than five million teeth are completely knocked out, adding up to nearly half-a-billion dollars in necessary dental treatment.
Some of the common sports-related injuries we see at Golden Rule Dental Care include…
- cracked teeth
- root damage
- tooth intrusion
- cheek and lip injuries
- fractured crowns and bridgework.
Want to keep your smile intact? You have two options…
- Boil-and-bite mouthguards only provide low-level protection and a poorly fitting one can obstruct your airway.
- Custom-made mouthguards are safer, more effective, and more comfortable. Plus, they come in a variety of colors!
We want you to lead an active lifestyle – and we encourage it!
But we also advocate wearing a custom-made mouthguard, provided by your dentist in Arlington. By taking this step and choosing to protect your smile every time you don the rest of your athletic gear, you’ve made a commitment to keeping your beautiful smile … just the way it is.
As a practice that promotes preventive dentistry, we want you to avoid the pain and inconvenience of a dental injury – and the extra cost. It’s just not worth it!
Ready to get fitted? Call our team today! We’ll take an impression – so we can fabricate your perfect-fitting sports mouthguard and have it ready for your next game.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Nathan J. Flesher, your Arlington & Pantego dentist