Today, we’re talking about why you need a mouthguard for playing sports. As we gear up for a new sports season, it’s important you have the right gear to protect your smile. Here are just a few reasons you’ll want a custom-fit mouthguard:
- It will reduce your risks for injury. The American Dental Association (ADA) has found that athletes that don’t wear mouthguards are at a much higher risk of experiencing dental damage than the ones that do.
- You’ll avoid damaging orthodontic work. If you wear braces and don’t wear a mouthguard, you risk damaging your braces, such as the wires or the brackets. Wearing a mouthguard will protect orthodontic work, as well as any kind of bridge dental work too.
- It will be far more comfortable than anything you buy in the store. If you wear a custom-fit mouthguard, you are wearing one designed specifically for you. It will be easier to breathe and protect you far better.