Custom mouthguards in Clearwater and Seminole, FL keep smiles intact, prevent serious sports injuries

Sports mouth guards are worn to keep your teeth intact and your smile complete. But, as we at Boulevard Dental in Clearwater and Seminole, FL have seen firsthand, custom mouthguards do more than protect your teeth from getting knocked out or cracked. A well-designed, well-fitting mouthguard has many health benefits that support your overall wellness.

Complete your “uniform” with a custom mouthguard

Mouthguards are designed to slip over your teeth. They are made to be worn during sports or other physical activities that may result in dental, oral, and other contact-related injuries. The mouthguard is only as “good” as its fit. An ill-fitting, “universally-sized” mouthguard is uncomfortable, and does not have good compliance. A mouthguard that isn’t worn due to discomfort cannot do its job and effectively protect your teeth and associated structures. Additionally, one-size-fits-all guards that are not customized to your specifications can interfere with proper respiration. Athletes, of all people, do not want their sports performance and endurance to suffer.

Our dentists, Drs Wujick, Moss, Kopakin and Castillo design mouthguards from impressions or molds of your mouth. So, they fit comfortably and provide adequate “coverage” to effectively protect you from traumatic and costly injuries. Our custom athletic guards are also made from a quality, durable dental material. These appliances are built to last and last, which makes them a great value. Since you are getting your protective gear from a dental professional, we will check that your mouthguard continues to be in great shape during routine check-ups.

For more than a happy smile

Yes, a well-made, high-quality mouthguard can prevent damage to your teeth, including the loss of a tooth and the need for tooth replacement. However, the right mouthguard goes the “extra mile”; it absorbs the shock from blows or contact during practice, games, or exercise. Research has supported that these shock-absorbing properties can also help to minimize the risk of mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions. These specially-designed appliances aid in stabilizing and limiting movement of the head and neck, which also helps to prevent severe jaw fractures and other injuries. Sportsguards further protect oral tissues from cuts, and retain the integrity of orthodontics and dental-work, preventing the need for costly repairs and replacement.

The benefits of a well-designed, professional mouthguard far outweigh the upfront cost and minimal time that is required to plan for and make a piece of gear that is as essential to your child’s health and safety as helmets or pads. We look forward to doing our part to keep the fun in the game. Contact us today Clearwater (727) 758-2898 or Seminole (727) 308-6224 to schedule an appointment at our Clearwater or Seminole, FL office.