Do you or someone in your family play sports? Whether it's a team sport or playing outside on a skateboard, we want to protect your teeth. A majority of dental injuries come from sports related accidents.
Sports guards may also be referred to as mouth guards, it is a plastic mouthpiece designed to protect your teeth while engaging in sports. Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley agree that this is an important piece of protective gear. Just as you would wear helmets, knee pads, and cups, all players should protect their mouth with a dental sportsguard. Though store options are available, the difference is that we can create one that has been molded and fitted for you, making it significantly more comfortable and therefore more likely to wear.
The dental Sportsguard is made from plastic that is customized to fit your teeth. This dental device will help protect your face, teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw from impact. Sports guards have even been shown to reduce the severity of a concussion from a face on injury because they take some of the impact. It will dramatically reduce the risk of sports-related oral injuries and can save your teeth.
The ADA recommends that all persons playing the following sports should consider a dental sportsguard.
- Ice Hockey
- Martial Arts
- Field Hockey
- In-Line Skating
- Water Polo
Dentist Made Sportsguard
Customized Sports GuardsAt Cooley Smiles - Kenmore, we can customize your sports guard to be comfortable and durable. We will mold, and fit the sports guard for your mouth. This is a practical option that provides safety, that may be covered by your insurance. Store bought sports guards are available, but they come in a one size fits all variety. Patients often find them to be bulky, uncomfortable or ill fitting in their mouth. If you or your child find it uncomfortable, chances are, you won't wear it.
Sportsguards to protect braces and more..Ask us about sportsguards that are designed for patients with braces, a cleft palate, removable bridges, dentures or a protruding jaw.
Our Kenmore and Bellevue, Washington dentists would love to answer any questions about protecting your teeth while playing sports. For more information on sports guards and how they can help your athlete, contact our Kenmore, WA office at: (425) 216-3367