Top 5 Reasons to Wear Sports Mouthguards During Active Play
Athletes must wear sports mouthguards to protect their jaw and avoid concussions.
They are more likely to suffer tooth damage if a sports mouthguard is not used.
Here are five reasons to consider wearing sports mouthguards during active play.
#1. Prevent concussions
Traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, affects how your brain works. Symptoms can include headaches and focus, memory, balance, and coordination issues.
However, the effects are typically transient. You are more likely to sustain a concussion if you play sports.
As a mouthguard offers a softer surface that prevents your teeth and jaw from “clinking” together too roughly on impact, it can help lower your risk of concussion during active sports.
#2. Protect against tooth fractures
The mouthguard acts as a protective covering around your teeth. Preventing fractured teeth will save you money and time, as damaged teeth usually necessitate root canal treatments or white filling material.
#3. Protects against soft tissue injuries
A mouthguard can prevent cuts to the lips, tongue, and cheeks. These wounds can affect the mouth’s soft tissue in various ways, from slight scratches to severe cuts and rips.
#4. Protect against tooth displacement
Using a mouthguard can make a difference in whether a tooth is cracked or knocked out of place.
Your teeth will be protected from impact if you wear your mouthguard correctly. A mouthguard may prevent one tooth from being crushed by an effect since it evenly distributes the force over all your teeth.
#5. Help prevent neck and jaw injuries
Direct and indirect energy forces can enter the jaw and neck upon collision. Pain and discomfort in the neck and jaw can result from this transfer. By absorbing the impact, custom mouthguards lessen the risk of a fractured jaw joint.
Protect your smile against serious injury this footy season by wearing custom mouthguards!
Keep Your Smile Protected with Custom Mouthguard at Passion Family Dental North Lakes!
Prevent head, jaw, neck, and brain injuries without affecting your performance with custom mouthguards!
At Passion Family Dental North Lakes, we are here to help our patients and local communities improve sports safety and reduce dental injuries by continually stressing the importance of mouthguards for them.
We are offering a Mouthguard package that includes a consultation with your North Lakes dentist and a premium custom-fitted mouthguard for $179*.
Call (07) 3465 1199 or visit us at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.