April is National Facial Protection Month. It’s also a great time to visit our Decatur, AL general dental office to get custom-made athletic mouthguards.
Athletes who don’t wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer dental injuries, according to the American Dental Association. Millions of people need emergency dental care as a result of broken and knocked-out teeth. Wearing a mouthguard when you practice or play, like wearing your seat belt in your car, reduces your risk of serious injury.
Custom mouthguards are molded to fit each person’s teeth. As a result, they are smaller than the bulky boil-and-bite mouthguards you can find in stores. Smaller mouthguards are more comfortable, allow you to drink water without removing them, and let athletes speak without interfering with breathing.
Professional drivers use five-point harnesses in their race cars because they provide better protection than the seat belt you find in your family vehicle. In a similar way, custom mouthguards offer better protection than boil-and-bite mouthguards.
Don’t take chances with your smile. Get your custom mouthguards as soon as you can, so you can stay in the game. Call 256-274-8680 or contact us online to set up an appointment at Charles F. Betts, Jr., DMD, Family Dentistry in Decatur, AL.