Sports Mouth Guards FAQ
If you engage in sports or any other high-energy activities, it’s important to wear a mouth guard. All Smiles Northwest can fit you with a custom-designed mouth guard so you can continue to participate in outdoor athletic activities safely. We’ve been serving the community of Everett, WA, for more than 15 years, and we’re always ready to welcome new patients to our office. Call (425) 252-9333 for any questions that may arise about out sports mouth guards!
Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Mouth Guards
What does a mouth guard do?
Also known as a sports guard or a mouth protector, a mouth guard is an oral appliance that fits over your teeth. When a mouth guard has been custom-fitted to your mouth by your dentist, it will provide you with effective protection against the risk of mouth trauma and lost teeth.
Are mouth guards uncomfortable to wear?
If your mouth guard has been custom-fitted, it should be comfortable for you to wear while you’re participating in athletic activities. Your mouth guard will not interfere with your speaking or breathing normally, and it will be easy for you to keep clean.
How common are sports-related oral injuries?
According to the American Dental Association, as many as one-third of all oral injuries are sustained during sports. Some common injuries that a mouth guard can effectively protect you from include chipped teeth, jaw fractures, cut or bruised lips, shattered crowns, and even concussions and neck injuries.
What sports should I wear a mouth guard for?
You should wear a mouth guard during any activities that might increase your risk of a mouth injury. In particular, you should always wear a mouth guard for baseball, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, rugby, soccer, water polo, and wrestling.
Are custom-fitted mouth guards better than store-bought mouth guards?
A store-bought mouth guard often won’t be a precise fit for your mouth, which will make it uncomfortable to wear and may detract from its effectiveness. When you opt for a custom mouth guard, your dentist will take a cast of your teeth and use it to construct a unique device that is designed just for your purposes.
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When you’re in need of a dentist in Everett, WA, call (425) 252-9333 to schedule an appointment at All Smiles Northwest. Located 25 miles north of Seattle, Everett is about 15-20 minutes’ driving distance from neighboring cities Lynnwood, Mill Creek, and Lake Stevens. We accept most forms of insurance at our office, and same-day appointments are available.
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