It is the time of the year where the temperature heats up and the days become much longer.
It is also the time of year where the children are out of school and we enjoy family vacation time. In these times of increased physical activity for children, we always encourage oral protection for children playing sports where physical contact could result in trauma to the mouth. A custom mouth guard could be used in baseball, basketball, soccer and especially football.
Studies have shown that a mouth guard can significantly decrease the amount of trauma that someone experiences. Once someone is wearing a mouth guard, they are also less likely to lose teeth due to traumatic contact.
It’s always better to get a custom fitted mouth guard, as opposed to store bought heat and bite types guards. The customized guard is a better fit and when trauma occurs it is more likely to stay in place so your teeth are better protected. It is also much more comfortable and therefore, easier to wear. These custom mouth guards also even come in many different team colors, which provides even more customization.
It is well worth the investment for children and adults who are active to get a mouth guard for their protection.