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Athletic Mouthguards

What is an Athletic Mouthguard or sports mouthguard?

Different names same thing. An athletic mouthguard, sports mouthguard, or mouth protectors are all the names of the same equipment. It is a protective device or cover which is supposed to be worn over the teeth to protect it from sudden blows to your face. This teeth shield is commonly used by the people who are prone to frequent blows to their face or contact with the face like athletes who compete for boxing, baseball, or gymnasts.

These generally cover the teeth on the upper side of your mouth, or we can say the whole upper section of your mouth. And are designed specifically to protect your mouth against cut lips, broken teeth, or any other serious permanent damages. In any case, if you wear any dental equipment in your mouth like braces, then also top rated dentist may suggest you wear these.

Why are Athletic mouth guards needed?

Its better save then sorry. If you are prone to frequent fatal face blows, then it is advisable to wear these to stop any permanent damage to your mouth. People who compete for sports use these to safeguard their mouths from uncertain situations. A ball may fly to your mouth, your opponent may kick on your mouth, or you may fall brutally and damage your whole teeth permanently. To avoid these type of situations, it is suggested to wear these. The following are the things which will be avoided to a lot extent if you wear an athletic mouth guard:-

  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Displaced teeth
  • Dislodged teeth
  • Damaged bite alignment
  • Compromised orthodontia
  • Cut lips
  • Damaged soft tissue
  • Nerve damage
  • Jaw damage

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What Makes You A Good Candidate For Athletic Mouth Guards?

This protective wear is usually advised to sportspersons who are continuously under the threat of a blow on their face.

Few of the sports that require this equipment are:-

  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Kickboxing
  • Football
  • Hockey and many more

When you suffer a fatal enough blow on your face, you many damage your face permanently. The trauma or damage may cause or may become a reason for cosmetic surgery. Hence to avoid these types of brutal injuries, it is advised to the athletes to wear one in case the situation goes south.

What To Expect With Mouth Guards

The process to make your mouth guards is quite simple.

Our caring dentist in rock hill sc take the imprints and shape of your teeth and design a guard which will be fit for your mouth. Once the design is ready, the blueprint is sent to the laboratory, where the experts will make high-quality teeth guard using strong and durable material. Once the manufacturing is completed, the guard is sent back to us from where you can again come and collect. During the collection, we will make sure the guard is fit and is not causing any discomfort. After 100% satisfaction, you are good to go. You will then have a durable, strong, and comfortable mouthguard.