Athletic Mouthguards

Did you know that approximately 25% of all dental injuries are sports-related? We have seen first hand the importance of wearing a custom athletic mouthguard to prevent dental injuries while playing soccer - as well as many other sports.

Why Athletic Mouthguards?

The ADA recommends all children and youth participating in soccer (and dozens of other sports) wear a mouthguard. The highest incidence of sports-related dental injuries that we see at Smile Hilliard come from biking, soccer, and swimming. It is easy to imagine how biking and soccer injuries occur, but you may not have thought about the prevalence of a child hitting their mouth on the side or bottom of a pool if they’re not wearing goggles or if they slip and fall.

Studies have shown some strong statistics, including:

The data is available and proves it’s worth wearing an athletic mouthguard—regardless of if they are slightly uncomfortable and take time to get used to wearing. Fortunately, with custom athletic mouthguards like the ones we offer, the fit will be much more unique to the individual than store-bought mouthguards that are fitted at home.

How do Custom Athletic Mouthguards Work?

Athletic mouthguards better protect your mouth from injuries to teeth, cheeks, lips, and tongue that could occur during sports, including concussions, jaw injuries, broken teeth, and more.

Typically, the process of creating a custom athletic mouthguard for your child is simple:

We’re thrilled to offer FREE custom athletic mouthguards for children—a $150 value! The oral health and safety of your child is extremely important to us, so we are proud to offer this service free of charge.

Interested in a Custom Athletic Mouthguard?

If you have a child who plays sports, especially contact sports, it’s an excellent idea to have a custom athletic mouthguard made for them to prevent sport-related dental injuries. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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