This blog post from Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birgmingham looks at needless tooth loss, and how mouth guards can protect your smile.
It is estimated that over five million teeth are knocked out annually. Many of these dental traumas take place on the playing field or court. Each dislodged tooth involves several trips to the dentist and hundreds of dollars in restoration costs. Not to mention pain!
At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, we want to raise awareness of the importance of athletic mouth protection. We think mouth guards should be considered part of your protective gear.
There are three main types: ready-to-wear, boil and bite, and custom-fitted. Stock mouthguards are one-size-fits-all but rarely fit well (though they are better than nothing).
You can find boil and bite mouth protectors at any sporting goods store. They are to be softened in water and form to the mouth (follow the manufacturer’s directions).
We offer custom Playsafe Mouthguards because they provide the highest level of protection and comfort. They are custom-made to each patient for a superior fit and level of protection.
Even so-called non-contact sports carry a risk, so take no chances. If you or your child plays sports, you owe it to your teeth to wear a protective mouth guard! Call us at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham and we’ll set you up. We also offer dental implants and a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment today!