Summertime is finally here, and with it come the fun activities and sporting events we all associate with this time of year. Before you or your children head out onto the field or the court, make sure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your smile from the dangers associated with recreational activities and sports. We can help with custom athletic mouthguards from Highland Village Family Dentistry. Serving patients from throughout Highland Village, Flower Mound, and beyond, Dr. Ryan Thomas offers a variety of general and preventive dentistry services, including the customization of athletic mouthguards.
The Importance of Using a Sports Mouthguard
Did you know that approximately 5 million teeth are knocked out every year due to injury sustained while engaging in sports or other recreational activities? Americans spend millions of dollars annually repairing and replacing teeth that have been damaged during gameplay. Fortunately, there is a proven way to help dramatically reduce this risk: wearing a customized athletic mouthguard. Form-fitted to precisely match your unique dentition, the type of mouthguards that Dr. Thomas can provide are comfortable, flexible oral appliances that protect your teeth and the soft tissues of your oral cavity, all while reducing the potential for jaw and craniofacial injury as well.
Children are highly susceptible to dental and orofacial injuries between the ages of seven and 11 years, though the danger is still very real for teens and adults. The American Dental Association and Dr. Thomas recommend the use of a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard during the following activities:
- Basketball, football, and soccer
- Baseball, softball, and tennis
- Lacrosse, rugby, and squash
- Field hockey, ice hockey, and inline skating
- Skateboarding and surfing
- Gymnastics and acrobatics
- Martial arts, boxing, and wrestling
- Any other physically strenuous or extreme sports
If you or your children are planning to participate in athletic activities this summer, contact Dr. Thomas today to schedule your consultation and ask about the benefits of our custom mouthguards. We look forward to helping keep your smile safe, free from injury, and looking its best, too! Our cutting-edge dental practice in Highland Village, TX also happily serves families from throughout nearby communities in Flower Mound, Lewisville, Lantana, Argyle, Plano, Frisco, The Colony, and beyond.