Mouth Guards: 4 Reason to Wear One During Sports

While playing sports it is important to wear a mouth guard in order to decrease the risk of mouth or jaw injuries. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries each year!

Here are four reasons why you should always wear a mouth guard while playing sports.

1.  Mouth Guards Protect Against Jaw Fractures

Mouth guards can protect your jaw from fractures. It reduces the amount of shock to the jaw joint as the upper and lower jaw collide and cushions the blow.

 

2.  Mouth Guards Protect Against Tooth Loss

Mouth guards usually cover your upper teeth. They protect not only the mouth but gums, soft tissues and jaw as well. They work by redistributing the force of the impact.

 

3.  Mouth Guards Protect Against Tooth Fractures

Teeth can easily be chipped or broken while playing sports. By wearing a mouth guard, the American Dental Association reports that athletes who play sports with a mouth guard are 60 times less likely to damage their teeth than those who play without one.

 

4.  Mouth Guards Protect Against Soft Tissue Injuries

Biting through your tongue or lips is a common injury in many sports. Mouth guards can prevent soft tissue injuries by creating a soft resistance from teeth contacting your lips and tongue.
If you’re ready to take the next step to protect your smile while playing sports, contact Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry at 908-562-1003 for more information about mouth guard protection.
Mouth Guards: 4 Reason to Wear One During Sports

Related Oral Care Posts

Parents Guide to Dental Health




Call Today Schedule an Appointment

Join Our Journey of Discovery
Pediatric Dentists Anchorage Alaska

At Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry, we provide comprehensive dental care for infants, children and adolescents. Our passion and the purpose of our practice, is to provide the best possible pediatric dental care through kindness, education, and excellent treatment.

Certifications

Board Certified Kids Dentist

Contact us

Quick Contact Us Footer Form
reCAPTCHA

Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry, © 2019 All rights reserved.