Athletic Mouthguards in Newton, MA
We Can Fit You For A Sports Mouthguard
If you or your child is planning to participate in an organized competition during the coming season, you should be aware of safety precautions before the ball tips or the puck drops. In addition to pads, helmets, and wraps, The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill recommends wearing an athletic mouthguard to protect your teeth, gums, and mouth. From our office in Newton, MA, Dr. Rodman K. Shale and his team can create custom mouthguards to fit your mouth and prepare you for the fast-paced action on the court, ice, or field. Call us today to learn about the importance of athletic mouthguards, our customization process, and why you should choose The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill.
What Are Athletic Mouthguards?
Athletic mouthguards are known by a variety of names – dental guards, sports mouthguards, mouth protectors, and more – but they all serve the same purpose. They are safety devices worn over your teeth to protect them from the trauma you might expect during the heat of competition. They are a requirement of nearly all contact sports – including boxing, football, and hockey – and are recommended as an extra safety measure for all others. An athletic mouthguard will protect you in the event a ball, object or person strikes your head. They are typically worn over one’s upper teeth.
The Importance Of Sports Dental Guards
All forms of physical activity pose risks, but contact sports are among the most hazardous. For that reason, mouthguards are a necessary piece of athletic equipment. They will protect against broken teeth, cut lips, and various other injuries to your jaw and mouth. Additionally, they can help prevent or minimize the effects of a concussion if you suffer a head blow. A simple piece of rubber can be the difference between safety and debilitating injury.
Customized Mouthguards Offer Significant Advantages
Custom mouthguards are the most effective form of dental protection during sporting activities. Dr. Shale and the staff at The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill will take a mold of your mouth so that we may customize a mouthguard to fit your teeth snugly. Not only will a custom mouthguard provide exceptional protection, but it will be considerably more comfortable than the one you would simply buy off the shelf.
We Provide Under Armour Mouthwear
As part of our commitment to offering the most innovative products in dentistry, we use Under Armour Mouthwear, which has been proven to provide significant benefits to athletes. UA Mouthwear can improve your strength by up to 25%, increase endurance by reducing lactic acid build-up, improve reaction time, reduce athletic stress, and decrease the impact of blows by up to 20%. We will fit you for UA Performance Mouthwear in three easy steps. Dr. Shale will begin by taking an impression of your bite to get the right fit. We will then send that impression to Under Armour’s lab for production. Once it is ready, you will return to our Newton, MA to make sure it fits correctly and comfortably. Now, you are ready to step onto the playing field.
Athletic Mouthguard Facts
It may seem inconceivable that a mouthguard can improve athletic performance, but it does just that. The Armourbite technology built into UA Mouthwear prevents you from clenching your jaw by pivoting it forward, thereby relieving pressure on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). As a result, your body does not release excessive hormones that hinder performance by producing stress, fatigue, and distraction. But the safety aspect of mouthguards cannot be understated. Research estimates that mouthguards prevent roughly 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football. Figures also show that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain tooth damage in the absence of a mouthguard. To protect your mouth and improve performance, wear a custom sports dental guard.
Why You Should Choose Us
No one wants to hide a smile because of chipped or cracked teeth, but the prevalence of dental injuries is high in contact sports. To minimize your risk and protect your pearly whites, visit The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill to be fitted for a custom athletic mouthguard. It is just one of the many dental services we offer at our state-of-the-art clinic in Newton, MA, but it is among the most important for athletes in the area. If you are a weekend warrior who is not ready to hang up the skates or the parent of a high school football star, contact our team today to schedule an appointment.