We see a huge range of dental issues here at Dental Care of Jackson Hole. One of the most common, however, is when there has been severe damage to the teeth as a result of some kind of injury. If there is one thing that tends to be seen a lot in our emergency room, it’s this. But you can avoid being another one of those emergency patients by simply making use of an athletic mouth guard. But what is an athletic mouth guard, and why should you get one? And what is the process for getting one that works for you?
What Is An Athletic Mouth Guard?
To put it simply, athletic mouth guards are an important piece of athletic equipment for anyone engaging in a particularly boisterous kind of physical sport. In essence, the guard protects your teeth and gums so that, should you receive any blows to the mouth or head, you won’t have to worry about your teeth being damaged or falling out.
Such equipment can be useful if you are thinking of playing rugby, football, basketball, skateboarding, gymnastics, and many other activities. As you might imagine, there are many different activities where an athletic mouth guard could be a useful thing to have.
Why Should You Get One?
If you are wondering whether you should bother to get athletic mouth guards, there are some great compelling reasons to do so. For one thing, if you don’t get one and you accidentally get your teeth knocked out, that can be an extremely painful process to go through. It can also be very upsetting, and for most people it will knock their confidence down, even if there are things to be done.
Plus, you will find that having to get all of that dentistry carried out on your teeth after the fact is going to be a lot more expensive than simply buying an athletic mouth guard and having it fitted. All in all, it is clearly the most sensible thing to do. With an athletic mouth guard fitted, you can really start to play your sport of choice without fear, and that will likely improve your enjoyment of the sport as well.
With so many great reasons to get an athletic mouth guard, what is the process for getting one, and is it an easy process to follow?
The best athletic mouth guards are custom-made, where you come into our office and we mold one to your exact teeth and mouth. These will provide the best fit and protection possible. We will make an impression of your teeth and then construct a model of them from the mold. You will probably prefer this professional method to the ones you can buy and use at home.
If you would like to find out more about athletic mouth guards, or you want to have one professionally fitted, please get in touch at your earliest convenience. We would be more than happy to help you.