Mouthguards/Sportsguards – Cary, NC
Protecting Your Teeth from Injury
As an avid sports fan, Dr. Koch understands that injuries are sometimes unavoidable and just part of the game. But did you know that there is a simple way to make sure that your smile doesn’t suffer as a result? For kids and adults alike, Dr. Koch offers custom-made mouthguards that can shield teeth from strong impacts, preventing a damaging dental emergency and keeping you safe while you do what you love.
What can happen without a sports mouthguard?
When your unprotected mouth receives a blow, your teeth are the first part of your head to absorb all of the force exerted. As strong and durable as your teeth are, there is a limit to what they can handle before they become damaged. Here are just some of the possible outcomes of not wearing a mouthguard:
- Chipped or broken teeth.
- Knocked-out teeth.
- Lacerations to the soft tissues in the mouth.
In addition, when your mouth is unguarded, the energy of the impact continues through to the rest of your head, potentially affecting the brain with a concussion.
How does a sports mouthguard work?
When you wear a sports mouthguard, the force applied to your face is distributed more evenly to the tough but comfortable mouthguard piece itself and away from your teeth and head. This protects not only your teeth but your head as well from potentially harmful blows, reducing the likelihood of traumatic injuries and the negative impacts that these have your long-term health.
When would a sports mouthguard come in handy?
Although wearing a sports mouthguard is imperative when participating in a situation like boxing where forceful blows are bound to happen, you should consider wearing this oral appliance in the following situations as well:
- Contact sports such as hockey, football, and rugby.
- Sports with incidental, but occasionally rough, interaction between opposing teams like basketball, lacrosse, or soccer.
- Activities with a high potential for falling like riding a bike, rollerblading, or skateboarding.
Why do I need a custom mouthguard?
Although you can purchase mouthguards over the counter and can be molded to your teeth, they may not fit comfortably within your mouth. Getting your mouthguard with Dr. Koch ensures a perfect fit that stays in place despite the circumstances.
Our team wants you to enjoy activities that you love and that help you have a healthy lifestyle, but we are also dedicated to keeping your family’s smiles happy and healthy for years to come. That’s why we emphasize the importance of sports mouthguards for kids and adults. If you need one of these oral appliances, contact our office in Cary today!