Around 5 million teeth are knocked out during sports activities every single year! Almost half of all sports injuries involve the mouth or teeth in some way. Because of this, it’s important that you know how to prevent injuries to your face and mouth when participating in sports activities or other recreational activities.
A mouth guard (sometimes known as a mouth protector) is a device worn inside the mouth that will help to cushion a blow to the face. Mouth guards have been shown to greatly reduce the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the face or mouth. A mouth guard is worn over the upper teeth and can also protect your tongue and the insides of your cheeks.
If you play any kind of organized sport, a mouth guard should be a permanent part of your athletic gear and equipment. This is especially true in high-risk or contact sports, such as football, karate, gymnastics, skating, boxing, etc.
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There are many benefits of a mouth guard, including:
Please contact Balota Family Dentistry to set up an appointment to receive your custom mouth guard today. Our office is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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