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Athletic Mouthguards

The real game changer on the field

Athletic Mouthguards in Dublin

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry strongly recommends mouthguards for athlete protection in contact sports. Many sports organizations require their athletes to wear a mouthguard. Fitting along the upper gum line, these dental appliances protect the wearer against traumatic injury. The ADA estimates 200,000 injuries are avoided each year simply by wearing a mouthguard. They serve as a defense against cheek lesions, concussions, gum injuries, jawbone fractures, lip and tongue lesions, neck injuries, and tooth breakage.

Drs. Smiley and Holowicki can create a comfortable, customized mouthguard for any patient. Customizable mouthguards offer the greatest protection and are orthodontically correct and more comfortable to wear as a whole.

Does my sports-playing child need an athletic mouthguard?

Yes! To protect your child’s oral health while they engage in athletics, a mouthguard is a simple and effective solution. Accidents happen, and the last thing you want is for your child to hurt themselves or cause damage to their teeth when a custom-created mouthguard could have been worn to prevent injury. We can create your child’s custom mouthguard in our on-site laboratory, after using digital impressions to create an accurate depiction of their upper gum line. While kids don’t always know when they’re at risk of danger, parents do. And as a parent, you’ll feel great knowing the custom-made athletic mouthguards offer a better fit for your child, making them effective and comfortable. They’ll have no reason not to wear it!

I’m an adult who plays recreational sports. What about me?

Athletic mouthguards aren’t just for kids. We can create a custom mouthguard for any patient who engages in contact sports. They are the smart way to preserve your oral health and prevent a costly and painful injury. And because they’re custom fit just for you, they’re so comfortable to wear that you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing them. Mouthguards even allow you to breathe, speak, and drink normally while wearing them.

For which sports are mouthguard dental appliances most appropriate?

The ADA recommends players of the following sports to wear a mouthguard:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer
  • Equestrian riding
  • Martial arts
  • Field hockey
  • Boxing
  • Skateboarding
  • Acrobatics
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Inline skating
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Lacrosse
  • And more!

Interested in learning more about our customized mouthguards? Call us at 614-655-3457 today or submit our simple online contact form.