Mouthguards for Spring and Summer Sports
Spring and summer is just around the corner. When the weather warms up more people will be riding bikes, climbing mountains and pulling out the tennis racquet. With that means more trips to the ER for those that aren’t prepared.
Being prepared means helmets, kneepads and elbow pads, but it also means mouthguards.
According to Sturm & Associates, millions of children and adults suffer from mouth injuries that could have been avoided had they worn a mouth protector on the playing field. Regardless of the sport, mouthguards work and prevent knocked out teeth and other devastating injuries.
Mouth protectors for sports that include hockey, rugby, football, boxing, basketball, tennis, soccer, and baseball are an essential part of the uniform. However, they are also vital for people who skydive, play lacrosse, surf, enjoy a game of handball, or participate in martial arts or gymnastics.
Mouthguards prevent all types of injuries and are especially useful for blows to the head. Whether it comes from a flying kick on the karate mat or a puck on the ice you are protected.
Mouth protectors prevent knocked out teeth, jaw misplacement, and other problems as well.
Types of Mouthguards
Dr. Judy Sturm explains that there are three types of mouth protectors. Standard, Boil and Bite and Custom Made.
Conventional or Standard Mouth Protectors
Standard mouth protectors do provide some protection. However, because they are one size fits all, they aren’t the most comfortable. Available at most sporting goods stores and pharmacies, they make it difficult to breathe and talk.
Boil and Bite Mouthguards
Purchased at your pharmacy or sports store, Boil and Bite mouth protectors provide players with a bit more protection. Molded to fit your mouth after placing in hot water, these types of mouthguards are a little bit more comfortable but are still not the best.
Custom Made Mouthguards in Yorkville
The best of the best has to be custom-made mouthguards. Made to fit by your dentist in Toronto, custom made mouth protectors are easy to wear, comfortable and made for you and your mouth, not someone else’s.
Custom Made Mouthguards for Safety
Custom made mouthguards protect everyone who plays sports and are less expensive in the long run. You may think you are saving a few dollars on a standard mouth protector, but that would certainly change if you end up spending the afternoon in the ER because your mouthguard was too uncomfortable to wear.
If you would like to have a mouthguard designed especially for you, call, text, or send a DM to a team member from Sturm & Associates. Custom-made mouth protectors sure beat a trip to the emergency room.