40% of all sports injuries involve the face. Different studies show that 13% to 39% of all dental injuries are sports related. Athletes are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth when not wearing a mouth guard during athletic activities. These statistics are astounding. Athletes know the importance of proper protective gear. Helmets, knee pads, shin guards just to name a few. It is just as important to protect your or your child’s mouth.
Accidents can happen during any physical activity. If you or you children are involved in any activity or sport, we advise taking precautionary steps. A mouth protector can cushion a blow to the face that may have resulted in an injury. The best way to prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw is a custom mouthguard made specifically for you. Since the guard is custom, it will stay in place, making it easy for you to talk and breath.
The American Dental Association and the Academy of Sports Dentistry recommend mouthguards for athletes who participate in:
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If you have any questions concerning custom mouthguards, feel free to call us at (417) 777-8654. We would love to help protect you and your family.