Sports Guards in Dallas, TX
Beyond Dental & Implant Center provides sports guards to protect your teeth while you are playing sports. Contact us for more information or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 13655 Preston Rd Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75240.
Table of Contents:
What is a sport guard?
Types of sport guards
Benefits of a sport guard
Proper care for your sport guard
Sports provide an excellent outlet for staying in shape and having fun. However, some sports come with a risk of injury. These injuries may also include facial injuries, such as soft tissue lacerations, bone injuries, and injuries to your teeth. Protecting yourself while playing sports is crucial. Wearing the right padding, such as shin guards and a helmet are essential. You should also be taking measures to protect your mouth. At Beyond Dental and Implant Center, we can help you with a sport guard.
A sports guard is a piece of protective equipment that is worn over your teeth. It is made to protect your teeth, as well as your intraoral tissues and your jaw, from injuries while you are playing different types of sports. It can protect in the event of such events as falls while playing, making contact with another player, or getting hit with a ball or other piece of equipment.
There are a few different types of sports guards available. These include:
• Stock sports guards. This type of sports guard can be found at most sporting goods stores and is the most affordable option. However, stock sports guards are pre-molded. This means that they may not fit your mouth properly, which can increase your risk for injuries. An ill-fitting sports guard can also interfere with breathing.
• Boil and bite sports guards. These sports guards are also found at many sporting goods stores. They are made to be dropped in boiling water for a few minutes to soften the material. After being boiled, you then bite into the sports guard, which helps to create a semi-custom fit. This process can be done multiple times in case a comfortable fit is not created the first time.
• Custom sports guards. A custom sports guard is one that is professionally created. We can make a sports guard specifically for you based on digital impressions of your mouth. These impressions help to ensure an accurate, comfortable fit. While they cost more than stock and boil and bite guards, they are made from the highest quality materials that provide the greatest protection.
Sports guards provide several significant benefits.
• Your teeth are protected from injuries such as cracks, chips, displacement, and avulsion.
• Your intraoral tissues are protected from lacerations, which prevents injuries to nerves, blood vessels, and salivary glands and ducts.
• Fractures in your jaw are prevented.
• Your risk for concussion is greatly reduced.
• You save money. By preventing serious oral injuries, you prevent the need for significant, expensive, dental work.
For your sports guard to last, and for it to continue providing you with optimal protection, it is important that you care for it properly. The sports guard should be rinsed off before and after each use. It should also periodically be cleaned with soap and water or a toothbrush and toothpaste.
When your sports guard is not in use, it should be stored in a hard, protective case with ventilation holes. The holes ensure proper airflow, which prevents bacterial growth. Make sure that your sports guard is stored in a safe place away from young children and pets. Do not leave your sports guard exposed to high heat or direct sunlight, as these can both damage your sports guard and render it less effective. Check your sports guard regularly for signs of damage. If you notice any damage, no matter how minor, it is important that it be replaced immediately.
A properly fitting sports guard is essential for protecting your mouth, including your intraoral tissues, your jawbone, and your teeth. Call Beyond Dental and Implant Center today for more information and to schedule your appointment for your custom sport guard. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Plano TX, Addison TX, Garland TX, Richardson TX, Carrollton TX, and BEYOND!
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