Be Safe Rather Than Sorry With Mouthguard

added on: July 2, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claims that over half of the sports-related injuries that occur annually happen to those between 5 and 24 years old. And, most occur during summer months when people are outdoors more frequently.

There are good reasons to use a mouthguard and this small investment can save you thousands in repair costs should a mishap occur.

Because mouthguards separate soft tissues in the mouth from the teeth, they prevent cuts and bruising of the lips and cheeks. They also help to prevent the trauma and costly repair to broken or knocked out teeth. Plus, mouthguards can reduce the severity and incidence of concussions.

However, many people are unaware that, in some contact sport mishaps, the lower jaw can be jammed into the upper jaw, leading to jaw fractures, cerebral hemorrhage and neck injuries. Mouthguards help to prevent or greatly decrease the severity of these dangers as well.

We create custom-made mouthguards that provide the greatest protection, fit and comfort. Unlike drug store ‘boil-&-bite’ types, a custom fit doesn’t move around. Typically, the more comfortable the fit, the more willing an individual is to wear it.

Enjoy your summer and play til your heart’s content with a custom-made mouthguard. For more about the simple process for a custom-fitted mouthguard and cost, call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles.


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