A Sports Mouthguard Will Keep Your Teeth Intact


Did you know that one study finds that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer a dental injury than the average person? That's why it's so important for athletes of all levels to take a preventive approach to safety while engaging in a wide variety of sporting activities.

At Apple Dental in Surrey, we’re happy to provide our patients with customized sports mouthguards to protect their smiles. Interested in learning more? Call us today!

How do sports mouthguards protect athletes?

They work by cushioning the blow to the teeth and jaws in the event of a fall or collision. In other words, they act as a shock absorber, absorbing the impact of a fall or hit and dispersing it away from the teeth and jaws. This can help prevent serious dental injuries such as cracked teeth, chipped teeth, avulsed (knocked-out) teeth, jaw fractures, and even brain injuries.

How are professional sports mouthguards made?

Many people assume that all sports mouthguards are created equal. However, this is not the case. While there are many different types of mouthguards on the market, not all of them offer the same level of protection. Professional-grade mouthguards, for example, are usually custom-made to fit the individual athlete's mouth. This ensures a comfortable, snug fit that won't interfere with breathing or speaking.

Which sports are these mouthguards helpful for?

While mouthguards can be worn during any type of sport, they're especially beneficial for contact sports such as football, basketball, rugby, hockey, lacrosse, and boxing. This is because these sports involve a high risk of collision and contact with other players, which can lead to serious dental injuries.

How long do professional sports mouthguards last?

With proper care and cleaning, many professional-grade mouthguards will last several months to a few years. However, it's important to keep in mind that they will need to be replaced if they become damaged or if the athlete's mouth changes shape (such as during puberty).

If you're an athlete, don't wait until you suffer a dental injury to start wearing a mouthguard. Call our team today!


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Contact Apple Dental About A Sports Mouthguard Today

  • Protect your smile while playing sports
  • Reduce the risk of injury to your teeth, tongue, lips, and brain
  • Preserve expensive dental work
  • Enjoy a customized fit
  • Prioritize your oral health!

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