A Sports Guard In Keswick Will Save Your Smile From Injury

Do you have a child who is athletic and plays on a school sports team? Perhaps you are part of a rec league? Then you need to check out this blog! Your dentist in Keswick wants you to get the best protection for your precious smile.

Some things we can’t foresee … but what we can avoid is damage to our smiles caused by a ball or elbow to the face while playing our favorite sport or other physical activity.

Your mouth is in danger … if you don’t wear a sports guard whenever you get on the court, field, or rink. Sports-related accidents contribute to many dental-related injuries. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, 13-39% of all dental injuries are attributed to sports accidents.

The likelihood of suffering a mouth or jaw injury or even a concussion playing contact sports is about 10% per season and 30-50% over your athletic career. And every year, more than five million teeth are completely knocked out, adding up to nearly half-a-billion dollars in necessary dental treatment.

At Yorkwood Village Dental, some of the common sports-related injuries we deal with are …

  • cracked teeth
  • root damage
  • tooth intrusion
  • cheek and lip injuries
  • fractured crowns and bridgework.

Want to keep your full smile? You have a couple of options …

  1. Boil-and-bite mouthguards only provide low-level protection and a poorly fitting one can obstruct your airway.
  2. Custom-made mouthguards are safer, more effective, and more comfortable. Plus, they come in a variety of colors!

A healthy, active lifestyle is important, and we encourage it! But we also highly recommend wearing a custom-made mouthguard, available directly from your dentist in Keswick. By deciding to protect your smile with this affordable option every time you work up a sweat, you’ve committed to keeping your beautiful smile … exactly the way it is.

As a practice that promotes preventive dentistry in Keswick, we want you to avoid the pain and inconvenience of a dental injury – and the extra cost. It’s just not worth it!

Let’s get you fitted! Call our team today. We’ll take an impression – so we can create your comfortable sports guard in Keswick and have it ready for your next action-packed game.

Yours in continuing oral health,
Dr. Steven Belbin and team