Now that the weather has started to warm up, your kids will probably be signing up for baseball, soccer and other organized sports and that means helmets and pads, but if you think those are the only pieces of equipment you need to keep your family safe, think again.
Mouthguards come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can purchase stock mouth protectors, boil and bite mouthguards, or custom-made mouth protectors fitted by your Chicago Dentist.
Stock mouthguards are available at most sporting goods stores and are relatively expensive, unfortunately, stock mouthguards do not fit well and extremely bulky making it difficult to talk and even breathe.
Boil and bite mouth protectors are a step up from stock mouthguards as they mold to your teeth and gums after being placed in warm water. Boil and bite mouthguards are available at sporting good stores as well.
For the best mouth protectors, talk to your Dentist in Chicago about custom-made mouthguards. Because they are customized to fit your teeth and gums, they will provide you with the best fit.
Kramer Kuhn Dental can supply you and your family with custom made mouthguards that will protect everyone whether your son participates in a non-contact sport such as surfing or gymnastics, or your daughter has just started to roller blade.
According to the American Dental Association over 60 percent of mouth injuries could have been avoided had a mouth protector been worn. Mouth protectors are made to minimize the risk of lip, face, jaw and tongue injuries and can prevent broken teeth. Your Dentist in Chicago will usually make a custom-made mouthguard for your upper teeth unless you wear braces. If you do wear braces on your lower teeth, your dentist will custom make a mouthguard to fit your lower teeth as well.
People who participate in higher risk sports such as boxing and wrestling are usually required to wear a mouth protector, but kids and adults who like to go mountain biking, surf or play racquetball should also consider a custom-made mouthguard to protect their teeth and gums.
This spring keep you and your family safe and schedule an appointment with your Chicago Dentist, Kramer Kuhn Dental for a custom-made mouthguard. Contact and non-contact sports can be fun, but not when a dental injury occurs. Schedule an appointment with Kramer Kuhn Dental today.