Athletic sports can be invigorating and popular activities, but it is very important to protect yourself and your teeth from injury. In the same manner that athletes wear helmets and padded gear for bodily protection, wearing an athletic mouthguard is essential for protecting your teeth. Studies show that approximately 45% of all sports related injuries occur to the head and face. Your smile is one of your most valuable assets and a custom fitted mouthguard greatly reduces the risk of damaging your teeth. The soft rubber-like material of a mouthguard can also help protect your lips, tongue, and inner tissues from getting cut by the sharp edges of your teeth.
One of Dr. Roth’s clinical team members will provide you with instructions on how to use and care for your custom mouthguard. Even patients who are currently wearing orthodontic braces should get a mouthguard to protect their teeth and limit the risk of injuries that can occur to the soft tissues from the sharp edges of the wires and brackets.