Why Get an Athletic Mouthguard?
Leading an active lifestyle is important. Regular, moderate exercise has been shown in countless studies to lower blood pressure, control cholesterol, and even help mediate feelings of anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, though, most forms of exercise – especially the sports that kids participate in – also come with a serious risk of dental injury. Sports-related injuries are remarkably common among kids, and roughly 25% of the dental injuries we treat children for come from sports-related injuries.
Despite the risks, though, playing sports is still healthy for almost any child – and an athletic mouthguard can help them do it safely. An athletic mouthguard helps to protect teeth and orthodontic appliances from trauma, impacts, or other accidents during sports. While wearing braces, we recommend the Shock Doctor brand mouthguard made specifically for wear over braces. They can be found at the local sporting goods store or at our office, for the convenience of our patients.