Custom athletic mouthguards protect smiles in Alpharetta, GA
Sports are an important part of our American culture and are a great way for both children and adults alike to get vital physical activity, form friendships, and develop important teamwork skills. However, there is no denying that they can be dangerous—in fact, it is estimated that over one-third of all injuries each year are at an athletic field, sports facility, or playground. At Alpharetta Smile Care, we offer NFL-quality custom athletic mouthguards to protect the smiles of athletes of all ages in the areas of Alpharetta, Milton, Canton, Cumming, Roswell, and neighboring GA communities.
Why use a sports mouthguard?
There are several different types of athletic mouthguards, but the primary purpose of all of them is to protect your teeth, lips, and tongue from sustaining an injury during sports. Mouth injuries can happen in a number of ways while playing sports, such as:
- A blow to the face from a ball, puck, or sports equipment
- Collisions with other players, such as a hit to the face from another player’s elbow or other body part
- Falling and hitting your face
Mouthguards not only provide a shield between objects and your teeth, but also prevent you from either biting down on your tongue with excessive force or biting your teeth together too hard, which can lead to bleeding and tooth damage.
For maximum effectiveness, mouthguards should be comfortable, durable, easy to clean, and not restrict the way you speak or breathe. While you can purchase mouthguards over the counter that have a lower up-front cost, many people invest in a custom-made mouthguard created by their dentist because they are more comfortable and offer better protection. Mouthguards that are uncomfortable or inhibit proper breathing are less likely to be worn at all times, which means they are not offering the necessary protection for athletes.
Getting a customized mouthguard
We take our role in providing professional, NHL-quality mouth guards seriously – in fact, we have been trained by the person who has made athletic guards for the University of Georgia football team. The process for getting a basketball mouthguard, football mouthguard, or any other type of sport is simple and quick at Alpharetta Smile Care. We take dental impressions of your or your child’s teeth and then the mouthguard is custom-made to fit precisely so it is snug yet comfortable.
To schedule your sports mouthguard appointment, call Alpharetta Smile Care at (678) 762-1601 today!