Don’t wait for the worst to happen, protect your athlete’s smile with a custom fit Athletic Guard from Capitol Hill Dentistry & Braces.
The impact that missing teeth can have is rarely considered before it happens. All mouth guards provide a certain amount of protection. Capitol Hill Dentistry & Braces would encourage all athletes to explore the option of a custom crafted mouth guard, designed specifically to protect their very own teeth.
Most athletes have grown up wearing mouth guards. Most sanctioned sports leagues require some form of protective gear in many sports. So, what’s the big deal about a specialized athletic guard? First, the superior dental protection of a custom fitted athletic guard cannot be matched. The time, trouble and expense of getting a properly fitted one would be made up for instantly in a single accident, but that’s not all. While one-size-fits-all athletic guards often restrict airways to some extent, custom formed dental athletic guards can actually improve it. Since breathing affects so athletic performance, the right athletic guard can make the difference between a good enough athlete and a great one!
Unlike one-size-fits-all options, a dentist made athletic guard can be customized not just for the athlete, but the sport as well. Here are some features you should look for in a good mouth guard. It should be resilient and tear resistant. It should be comfortable. It should fit well and be able to hang from a strap that suspends the guard from a helmet or face guard while not in play. Consult with your dentist to make sure a top only guard provides adequate protection for you. For some patients, with a protruding jawline, a bottom guard may also be suggested.