Involvement in sports is a wonderful physical activity, whether you are a child or an adult. While sports are great fun, there are many types, including football, soccer, lacrosse, and martial arts, that can pose a risk for serious injuries. These injuries can also include facial injuries that can affect your teeth and your jaw. Wearing the appropriate protective gear is essential for injury prevention. To protect your mouth, a sportsguard is crucial. The Elmwood Dental Group LLC can help with a professionally made sportsguard.
What is a Sportsguard?
A sportsguard, frequently called a mouthguard, is a protective device that is worn in your mouth. It is designed to protect your teeth as well as your intraoral tissues, and your jaw. It can protect some different situations, including:
Different Types of Sportsguards
There are a few different types of sports guards available.
Caring for Your Sportsguard
Sportsguards require proper care for them to provide optimal protection. Rinse them under water before and after each use. They should be periodically cleaned with soap and water. You can also use your toothbrush and toothpaste.
When you are not using your sportsguard, it should be stored in a protective case. The case should have ventilation holes for airflow to prevent bacterial growth. It should also be stored in a safe location, away from small children and curious pets. Do not store your mouth guard in a car or leave it exposed to heat or sunlight for long periods of time. Heat and sun can decrease its effectiveness.
Periodically inspect your sportsguard for signs of damage. At the first sign of damage, no matter how minor, the sportsguard should be replaced.
The Benefits of a Sportsguard
Sportsguards provide several significant benefits, including:
With a properly fitting sportsguard, your mouth can be protected from serious injuries while you participate in the sporting activities you love most. For more information, and for your custom created sportsguard, call The Elmwood Dental Group LLC at (833) 432-1457 today.