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Sports Guard

A group of athletes smiling together Sports are an essential part of many people's lives, and they bring us together in ways nothing else can. However, if we are not careful, they can cause some serious damage to our bodies. One of the most common injuries during sports is to the mouth, which results in an astounding number of knocked-out teeth each year. Numerous studies have proven that sports mouthguards can help prevent most of these injuries. However, not all mouthguards are created equal, and not all are designed for certain sports or activities. This is why you should make a point to come to our dental office, Robert H. Peterson DDS, to get a well-fitting mouthguard that is suitable for playing sports. There are several benefits you will reap from wearing a sports mouthguard.

Sports Mouthguards Protect Your Teeth

Of course, you already know that sports mouthguards prevent injury. But have you ever considered that they could also help keep your teeth from getting knocked out in a game or practice? If you get hit hard enough in just the right way, you could lose a tooth, especially when the upper and lower jaw collide. This is why it is no surprise that hundreds of thousands of players visit their dentist each year for emergency dental care because of sports-related injuries. Luckily, a mouthguard helps protect your smile and even saves money on orthodontic procedures down the road. Sports mouthguards act as shock absorbers whenever you have an injury, and they are worth purchasing. Know that it is easy to invest in your health and your future when investing in custom-fitted sports guards from our dentist.

Sports Mouthguards Are Comfortable to Wear

One reason that people do not wear sports mouthguards is because they are uncomfortable. However, some of these new mouthguards are made out of thin plastic, and they actually feel very comfortable in your mouth. Instead of feeling like you have a foreign object wedged in your teeth, they fit snugly between your teeth and give you plenty of space for breathing and talking normally. Your dentist will work with you until you find one that fits perfectly in your mouth. You will probably also want to select an athletic sports guard, depending on the game you play. If you play high-impact sports, it is advisable to get a mouthguard that will absorb more shock in case of an accident.

How to Take Care of Your Sports Mouthguard

After each use, remove your mouthguard and rinse it with lukewarm water. Be sure to wipe down both sides thoroughly and let it air dry. Once dried, store in an airtight container between uses. Also, ensure to always check your sports mouthguard for any fractures or breakages. If it is broken, it might not be as effective as it was. Some people also prefer to take their sports mouthguard to the dentist for inspection and cleaning. This is a great approach to ensure your teeth are protected from field injuries and oral infections that mouthguards might cause. To get a custom-made mouthguard, visit us at Robert H. Peterson DDS. 503-635-3438 is the number you can use to book an appointment.
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Sports Guard • Dentist Lake Oswego
Protect your smile on and off the field with a custom sports guard in Lake Oswego. Play confidently knowing your teeth are safe with us.
Dr. Robert H. Peterson, DDS PC, 16600 Boones Ferry Rd Suite 103, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, 503-635-3438,, 5/3/2024, Related Terms: dentist Lake Oswego OR,