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Mouthguards

When it comes to sports, ensuring your safety is essential. Just as you wouldn’t step onto the field without your uniform or go near the rink without a helmet and pads for contact sports, neglecting to use a sports mouthguard leaves a crucial piece of protective gear missing from your arsenal.

Statistics reveal that an estimated 13-39% of all dental injuries occur during sports activities each year. Fortunately, since the implementation of mandatory mouthguards in American football, approximately 200,000 mouth and teeth injuries have been prevented annually.

However, it’s crucial to recognize that the risk of tooth and mouth injuries extends beyond contact sports. Surprisingly, recent studies indicate that basketball players are more susceptible to facial, mouth, and teeth injuries compared to football players. In these sports, contact can come from the ball, ground, hoop, or other surfaces rather than direct player-to-player contact. Consequently, most schools and many teams do not currently require mouthguards for basketball and similar sports.

To safeguard your teeth and preserve your smile, it’s essential to invest in a sports mouthguard. Dr. Yaron Shvets specializes in crafting custom-fitted mouthguards tailored to your unique needs, ensuring optimal protection while you enjoy your favorite sports activities. Don’t compromise your dental health—prioritize safety and consult with Dr. Shvets to obtain a reliable and effective sports mouthguard.

Remember, prevention is always better than treatment when it comes to dental injuries. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take a proactive step towards safeguarding your teeth during sports activities. Your oral health and well-being deserve the highest level of care.

 

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