At Calapooia Family Dental, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur, helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. One of the best ways to prevent dental trauma or injury, especially if you play sports, is a mouthguard. Mouthguards have become an important part of sports safety over the last few decades.
Three Types of Mouthguards
Generally speaking, there are three types of mouthguards:
Why We Suggest a Custom-Fit Mouthguard
Dental injuries are the most common type of facial trauma in sports. While other protective gears, such as helmets, shoulder pads, and even goggles are required for certain activities, mouthguards often are not. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, about 84% of children are not wearing mouthguards while playing organized sports.
We may recommend a mouthguard if you or your child regularly plays football, soccer, baseball, hockey, or basketball. We also suggest guards for other physical activities that put you at risk for facial trauma, such as skateboarding, mountain biking, and even gymnastics.
Children, in particular, have the most to gain from wearing a mouthguard. The chances of a sports-related dental injury are drastically reduced while wearing a guard. This helps protect their teeth and avoid the need for costly restorative procedures. Our goal is to keep your child’s teeth healthy and beautiful for years to come!
Caring for a Mouthguard
Maintaining a mouthguard is simple and straightforward. The following tips can help you or your child make the most of your new oral appliance:
Schedule an Appointment
If you or your child need a mouthguard, you have come to the right place! Call (541) 936-9222 to schedule an appointment today!