Do you or your child play contact sports? Sports like soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, skateboarding, martial arts, hockey, or lacrosse require mouth guards whether you have braces or not. The American Dental Association estimates that sports mouth guards can prevent over 200,000 injuries. This year alone, it is estimated that more than 5 million teeth will be knocked out due to sports. Mouth guards can help protect you or your child from sports injuries and chipped or cracked teeth.
Benefits of Custom Sports Mouthguards
Custom mouth guards:
- Minimize the risk of bruising and injury to the soft tissues in the mouth
- Reduce the chance of contact sports-related concussions
- Protect the lower jaw from trauma
- Reduce stress on the neck
- Help minimize the risk of chipped and damaged teeth
- Reduce the risk of knocked out teeth
- Allow the wearer to speak clearly
If you think that you or your child would benefit from a professional mouth guard, call the Stewart Dental Group at 704-255-4256. We will work with you to create a comfortable mouth guard that properly fits.
Treatment with Mouthguards
Custom-fit professional mouth guards save people from replacing missing teeth or treating chipped and cracked teeth with dental crowns or tooth bonding. A preventative measure like a mouthguard saves money in the long run and can even reduce the chance of injury or concussion. Over-the-counter mouth guards that are not custom-fit can easily fall out and may interfere with breathing and speaking. They also may not be as comfortable as custom professional mouth guards.
Dr. Randall Stewart or Dr. Melissa Stewart will create a mold of teeth to fabricate a mouthguard that conforms to the mouth. A customized, comfortable fit leads to improved endurance on the field without the need for jaw clenching to keep the mouthguard in place. Mouth guards should be cleaned regularly with antibacterial solution and thoroughly cleaned once a month to keep it fresh and fight bacteria.
Request an Appointment
If you play contact sports and need a mouth guard, call the Stewart Dental Group today at 704-255-4256. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here. We will work with you to ensure that your mouth guard is as comfortable as possible and fits to your teeth.