Sports Dentistry – Athletic Mouth Guards
If the answer is yes, you should have a custom athletic mouth guard made by a dentist
Do you play sports?
If the answer is yes, you should have a custom athletic mouth guard made by a dentist, specializing in protecting your teeth. It is estimated by the American Dental Association that mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone.
Sports dentistry involves prevention of injury to the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, through the use of properly fitted mouth guards. Contrary to what you might think, sports dentistry is for everybody — not just professional athletes or those on college teams. A mouth guard can protect your teeth and jaw from injuries. These can range from a minor tooth chip to more severe damage such as having a tooth knocked out. Our dental office can make a custom mouth guard for you in a wide range of colors or clear, even in your school colors.
In recent years, sports dentistry has expanded to support athletic performance with the use of performance enhancing mouth wear intended to optimize athletes’ competitive edge.
“My mouth guard protects my teeth from injuries while I play sports. Dr. Lu recommended me to use one, and I dont’ regret it.”
– Jason, Lorton, VA
A properly fitted mouthguard for our dental patients must be protective, comfortable, resilient, tear resistant, odorless, tasteless, not bulky, cause minimal interference to speaking and breathing, and (possibly the most important criteria) have excellent retention, fit, and sufficient thickness in critical areas.
If you’re at all interested in improving your smile with sports dentistry, be sure to make your appointment with our Alexandria Implant Dentist by calling 703 585 2688, or by using our contact page.