- May 5, 2017
It’s finally May, and the weather is getting really nice. Summer here means the opportunity for your kids to play all kinds of sports and activities. From organized baseball to just a bike ride in the park, it’s time to get outside and do something active.
That’s a good thing, too. After a cold and grey winter, kids need to get some solid exercise and fresh air. However, it’s not without its risks. That’s why they wear protective gear like helmets, shin guards, and gloves.
But don’t forget about their smiles. They need protection, too. Call our Nashua, NH dental office today at 603-546-7460 to get a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard that’s much better than anything you can buy in stores. After all, isn’t your children’s smiles worth protecting right?
Why Sports Can Hurt Your Smile
It’s not that sports injuries and collisions are that common. But the problems is how they cannot be predicted. Sometimes, the field is sloppy or the equipment wet. Other times, it’s how the other guys playing don’t know how to play safely.
That’s why your family needs athletic mouthguards. That’s also why many districts and traveling leagues require athletic mouthguards for their players, child or adult. It prevents serious problems like chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth from situations like these.
- Falling off a bike onto a hard surface.
- Colliding with someone head-to-head.
- Getting checked or tackled hard.
- Taking a puck or ball to the face.
- Tripping up on the court.
Call Nashua Family Dentistry today at 603-546-7460 to schedule a fitting for a custom athletic mouthguard. Although our dentists are trained at repairing damaged teeth with dental crowns, dental veneers, and dental implants, keeping your natural teeth healthy is always the better choice.
Why Custom Athletic Mouthguards Are Better
You can go to most sporting goods stores and get a generic, one-size-fits-all mouthguard. But that usually means a “one-size-doesn’t-fit-anyone” mouthguard. It can be bulky, uncomfortable, and overall not as good. Our dentists can customize an athletic mouthguard so it fits your child’s mouth as perfectly as possible. This gives several benefits:
EASIER TO BREATHE AND TALK
When you’re playing hard, you need to breathe hard. You also need to communicate on the court, field, or whatever. But when you have a generic mouthguard, it’s bulky and doesn’t fit right. That means it tends to get in the way of breathing hard and communicating.
By calling our Nashua, NH dental office today, you can get your child a mouthguard specifically fitted to their teeth. This means it will be as small as possible, helping your child breathe and talk when they need to in a game.
Anything that’s made for other people is not going to feel comfortable on you. Try on a pair of pants too small or big, and you know what that’s like. Because generic mouthguards are one-size-fits-all, they aren’t comfortable in your child’s mouth. That means your kids can “forget” about wearing them.
The custom-fitted athletic mouthguards from our skilled dentists will fit right. By being more comfortable, your kids will be much more likely to wear them. And isn’t that the whole point of getting a mouthguard?
A football player whose helmet keeps spinning around on his head won’t be allowed to play. It’s dangerous to wear gear that doesn’t fit, as it’s not being used as designed. That’s exactly the problem you get with store-bought mouthguards. Because they’re ill-fitting, they don’t do as good of a job protecting your kids’ teeth.
That’s certainly different when you have a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard from our Nashua dentists. These will fit right and stay put. That means it will do its job better and protect your children’s teeth from damage.
Call Nashua Family Dentistry today at 603-546-7460 or use our convenient online form to schedule an appointment for a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard. Our dentists have been helping children (and adults) for many years with mouthguards. Remember that no one can predict a sports injury; you can only prepare for one.