While sports are fun and a great way to get exercise, there are some inherent risks involved with playing a sport. Whether it is for yourself or for your child, a sports guard is a great protective device to use when involved in athletic activity. We highly recommend the use of sports guards for our athletically active patients.
What are Sports Guards?
Sports guards are small plastic retainers that fit in your mouth. The sports guards available through us are comfortable to wear. This is because the sports guards we offer conform to the bite and shape of your mouth. When using a sports guard during athletic activity, patients receive the following benefits:
- A reduction of risk for tongue, mouth, and lip injuries.
- A reduction of risk for chipped, broken, and damaged teeth.
- A reduction of risk for nerve damage in the mouth.
Is a Sports Guard Right for You?
Sports guards are beneficial for any patient who participates in physical activity; not just athletic competitions. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and boxing are common sports that use sports guards. However, sports guards should also be used in other athletic activity like gymnastics, skateboarding, and biking. A sports guard is a safety device that patients should not go without when involved in physical activity due to the risks of serious injury to a patient’s mouth as a result of an accident. All it takes is one impact to your mouth to cause serious tooth loss, nerve damage, and tongue injury.
How Can I Get a Sports Guard?
Our patients can receive a sports guard in a single visit to our Boston office. The process is easy, painless, and simple. There are no tools, needles, drugs, x-rays, or lab work required to receive a sports guard. Our dental team will take care of everything for you; answering any questions and addressing any concerns you have about a sports guard. Lex Smiles has protected the smiles of numerous athletes in the local area, so we are proud to offer the same sports guards and services to all of our patients.
How do I Make an Appointment?
A sports guard can help protect your teeth and oral health along with the existing dental work you’ve had done. To receive a sports guard or to learn more about sports guard, please contact us today and make an appointment online or over the phone.