April 15, 2017
Custom made mouthguards are highly recommended for all sports, including non-contact sports.
April is Facial Protection Awareness month and if you and your family like to participate in recreational sports, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. David Schaefer. Dr. Schaeffer will custom make mouth protectors for your entire family giving everyone much better protection than other types of mouthguards.
According to the American Dental Association, there are three types of mouth protectors:
- Boil and Bite
- Custom made
Stock-Although much cheaper than custom made mouthguards, stock mouth protectors are designed to fit everyone, and that’s where the problem starts. There is not a one-size fits all solution and that means a bulky uncomfortable fit that can make it difficult to talk and even breathe
Boil and Bite-Available at your local sporting goods store, boil and bite mouth protectors are warmed up with hot water and placed in the mouth to mold to your teeth. Although slightly better than stock mouth protectors, boil and bite will not last as long and can prove to be just as uncomfortable as the stock mouthguards you bought from the pharmacy.
Custom Made-These types of mouth protectors available from Dr. Schaefer are the best option when it comes to facial protection. Dr. Schaefer will make a mold of your teeth before creating comfortable plastic custom made mouthguards that you will actually want to wear. Although they are a bit more expensive, custom-made mouth protectors will last longer and offer much better protection.
Mouth protectors should be worn for all sports including mountain biking, tennis, squash, water polo, football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. If your son is an avid surfer, or your daughter is on the gymnastics team, a custom-made mouth protector should be part of the uniform.
It’s Facial Protection Month. Protect your entire family and call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Schaefer for custom made mouthguards. After all, wouldn’t you rather enjoy the spring instead of waiting for the doctor because of a blow to the head? Call or click today.
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