When your child was younger, you made sure they were in a child car seat and buckled in whether you were hitting the road for vacation or you were heading to the store. Your child’s safety is always a top priority for you.
Now, those little ones aren’t as little, but their safety is just as important. If they are playing sports, you want to just a diligent about making sure they are wearing an athletic mouthguard as you were about their car seat.
With the world returning to what we are used to, that means the fall sports season will be here soon. If you have athletes playing football, volleyball, or any other high-impact sport, then plan to visit Sabal Dental in McAllen, TX soon.
Call 956-275-7596 for an appointment to get custom-made mouthguards to protect your family’s winning smiles.
Keep Those Teeth Safe
The American Dental Association recommends wearing a mouthguard for any sport that involves:
- Changes in speed and/or direction
- Frequent jumping
- Throwing or hitting an object
- Physical contact between athletes
Wearing a mouthguard can significantly reduce your risk of dental injuries while you are practicing or playing your preferred sport(s).
Whether your loved ones are playing competitively or recreationally, they face a risk of injury anytime they step on the court or the field. This is similar to how you understand a car accident could occur anytime that you drive. You certainly don’t want an accident or an injury, but taking safety precautions makes it less likely that you will experience long-term damage.
Athletes who wear mouthguards are 60 times less likely to suffer an oral injury than athletes who do not wear mouthguards. For the best protection, you should wear a mouthguard that is custom-molded to your mouth. We are happy to make these mouthguards for you and your loved ones.
Avoid Dental Emergencies
We all understand that accidents happen. When those accidents involved dental emergencies, we are more than prepared to help. We will get you in as soon as possible to alleviate your pain. Then, we can follow up with our restorative care.
Ideally, however, we would prefer to help you avoid the need for emergency dental care. Wearing a mouthguard could be the difference between a sore lip and a broken tooth or having a tooth knocked out. You are more likely to wear a mouthguard that is custom-molded, comfortable to wear, and small enough to allow you to breathe, drink, and talk without taking it out.
Enjoy the Game
Most people who play sports do so to have fun and to stay in shape. A dental injury can leave you on the sidelines for weeks or months. Do something to help you keep enjoying your sport.