A Mouth Guard Will Keep You Out of the ER

Spring is here and with it comes warmer weather and more trips to the ER because of mouth injuries. A mouth guard prevents unnecessary injuries.

April is National Facial Protection Awareness Month

During National Facial Protection Awareness Month it’s important to remind everyone in your circle the importance of head and mouth coverings while playing sports, but it’s not just contact sports that you should be conscious of.

When it comes to professional, amateur AND recreational sports, some sort of mouth protection is better than nothing. From water polo to badminton and even croquet accidents happen when you least expect them to.

According to bioesthetic dentist Dr. Mike Morris from Chittenden Dental mouth injuries nearly double when the weather gets warmer.

The emergency room is full of tongue, cheek and mouth injuries not to mention knocked out teeth. Having a mouth guard to protect your teeth, gums and your oral cavity is imperative.

People who love to play basketball wear mouth protection on the court as this sport is at the top of the list when it comes to mouth injuries.

Why Mouth Guards Work

Mouth guards work because they cover the top teeth. This makes a blow to the head much softer as it puts a layer between your teeth and the mouth guard.

When you wear a helmet you are giving yourself the best chance when it comes to mouth injuries on the playing field. If you have ever come face to face with a baseball bat or croquet mallet you know exactly what to expect.

If you were wearing a mouth guard bravo as you most likely prevented a more serious injury including one or two knocked out teeth.

Your bioesthetic dentist in Burlington explains that mouth guards come in three varieties. Standard, boil and bite and custom made. All three of these options are much better than nothing but won’t offer you or your family the same protection.

Custom Made for the Highest Protection

When it comes to protection custom made mouth guards are at the top of the list. Dr. Morris has the experience and tools to design a mouth guard that is designed to fit you and only you. What’s even better is that these mouth guards are comfortable.

Regrettably people often stop wearing standard and even boil and bite mouth guards. Athletes stop wearing them because they find it very difficult to talk or breathe.

If you enjoy a game of any sort call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment for a custom made mouth guard. You will be glad you did.

Call or send a text message an schedule an appointment with your bioesthetic dentist in Burlington today.


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