Why Century City, CA patients might need a mouthguard for contact sports
Any child or adult participating in a high-impact, high-contact sport should consider the ways in which they can protect their smiles from damage. Certain sports, such as soccer, football, and hockey, can leave the teeth exposed to chips, cracks, or even loss. By wearing an athletic mouthpiece such as a custom mouth guard, patients can protect their smile and reduce the risk of injury.
What is a mouth guard?
A mouth guard is a critical piece of equipment for any individual who is part of a sport or recreational activity that has the chance of becoming damaging to the teeth and gums. By wearing this mouth guard, patients can protect their teeth and gums and reduce the risk of tooth damage and loss significantly. While there are various over-the-counter mouth guards available, many of these do not fit properly. This can leave the teeth still exposed to potential injury.
Instead, Dr. Meredith Levine and her dental team in Century City, CA may recommend a professional-grade mouth guard such as the Play Safe® sports mouthguard available. These mouth guards are custom-fitted for the patient to ensure proper fit and function, while also guaranteeing that they are much more comfortable than the boil-and-bite alternatives at the local drugstore.
Are mouth guards required?
Some sports require mouth guards to participate, while others may not. A patient can take a proactive approach to protecting their smile during athletic games by choosing to wear a Play Safe® sports mouth guard.
What can a mouth guard protect from?
Below are a few of the injuries that might be eliminated or reduced by wearing a mouth guard:
- Lip and tongue lesions
- Tooth chips and fractures
- Jawbone fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Cuts to the gum tissue
- Cheek lesions
- Neck injuries
Call Dr. Meredith Levine today
Century City, CA patients ready to learn more about ways to protect the smile during high-contact sports are welcome to book a consultation visit with our team today! Call (424) 358-3811 to request a consultation visit and learn more about our Play Safe® sports mouthguards available at our practice, conveniently located at 2080 Century Park East.