You take great pride in ensuring the health of your teeth and gums lasts a lifetime. You brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist every six months; however, you may be overlooking one vital aspect. If you participate in sports and do not use a mouthguard, you are placing your teeth at risk. It is estimated that 20,000 oral injuries in the United States are prevented each year due to their use. While many often believe they are only for children, everyone should wear one if they play sports or partake in a physical activity that could cause damage to the teeth. Dr. Alex Colalillo offers mouthguards in Mullica Hill to protect your beautiful smile.
Do I Really Need a Mouthguard?
When you head out on to the football field, you wear your pads and a helmet to prevent injuries. However, if you do not have a mouthguard, you are essentially walking onto the field without your helmet. They are a vital aspect of protection as they provide a barrier for the teeth and gums should trauma to the mouth occur.
When a mouthguard is not used, it is estimated that you have as much as a 60 times greater risk for dental trauma when compared to those who use one. These injuries account for broken or chipped teeth and knocked out or dislodged teeth. To prevent potentially irreversible damage to your smile, you need the protection of a mouthguard.
Often, it is believed that only high-impact sports, like football and hockey, require one, but this is not true. Even sports like biking and rollerblading should involve the use of a mouthguard.
Where Can I Get a Mouthguard?
Dr. Colalillo offers mouthguards to protect the smiles of your entire family. We use Under Armour mouthguards, which are proven effective for protecting the teeth when playing sports. This provides a customizable device that offers the optimal fit to ensure your comfort. In addition, it features improved airflow to minimize discomfort while it is also beneficial for reducing clenching, which could lead to soreness. In addition, it decreases jaw impact to help protect it from injury.
As a licensed and certified provider for the mouthguard, you benefit from one of the best systems available for athletes of all ages. As your dentist and orthodontist, Dr. Colalillo will create the exact appliance you need to protect your smile.
Using impressions of your mouth, the Under Armour Mouthguard lab will create your customized appliance. In just a couple of weeks, it will be sent back to our office for you to pick up to begin protecting your teeth and gums.
Protect Your Smile Today
When it comes to protective equipment, you depend on the best to keep you safe. Safeguard your smile with proven technology with ArmourBite Mouthwear technology. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Colalillo. Together, we will help to ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.