Custom Sports Guards in Bloomingdale
A sports mouth guard should be considered an essential piece of you or
your child’s sports equipment for a variety of reasons. Not only
do they protect the teeth from sports related injuries, they also guard
against injuries to the lips, cheeks, and tongue, and can save an athlete
from serious concussions and painful jaw fractures.
The potential financial benefits are not to be discounted, either. The
total cost for treatment of a tooth lost during a sporting injury is approximately
$5,000. Sports mouth guards can help you keep that money – and your
tooth – where you need it.
Will just any sports mouth guard protect me or my child from injury?
Yes and no. There are a variety of sports mouth guards on the market today,
and each is certainly better than none at all. The common types of sports
mouth guards are:
– Stock mouth guards. These mouth guards can typically be purchased
at most department stores. They are made from a generic mould, and therefore
tend to fit poorly. Not only do they obstruct breathing and make speaking
difficult, they offer very little protection from injury.
– Boil and bite mouth guards. These sports mouth guards offer more
protection than stock mouth guards, as they are heated and then shaped
around your teeth using pressure from your own teeth and tongue. They
are not, however, nearly as effective as protectors of the mouth and jaw
as custom-fitted mouth guards.
– Custom fitted sports guards. These sports mouth guards provide
exemplary protection and comfort for athletes of all ages. Because the
mouth guard is fitted by your dental professional, a custom fitted sports
guard offers the best possible protection and fit, especially for young
athletes with growing jaws.
All sports mouth guards are not created equal. Custom fitted sports guards
are the best choice for safety and comfort.
For more information on ADC’s custom fitted sports guards, don’t
hesitate to contact us today.