According to the American Dental Association:

lacrosse player with athletic mouth guardRegardless of the type of sport you play, mouth injuries are a very common problem that causes damage to teeth in children, teens and adults. At Westlake Family Dental Care in Westlake, OH, we offer custom-made athletic mouthguards that provide optimal protection from trauma and injuries while participating in various sports and activities.

Why Is A Custom-Made Mouthguard Important?

Your face is often the most exposed part of your body while playing sports. A mouthguard protects the teeth and limits the risk of damage from traumatic impact. It also shields the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth from cuts and tears. Athletes often unconsciously grind or clench their teeth while playing sports, and custom mouthguards can protect your teeth and jaw from damage or fracture caused by clenching and grinding.

Over-the-counter products provide some protection, but they don’t provide the personalized fit, comfort or increased level of protection of custom-made ones. Because custom mouthguards fit more comfortably, both kids and adults are more likely to wear them to protect teeth during sports activities. Not only that, wearing a customized athletic mouthguard can help you avoid painful trauma and costly dental procedures when you’re on the court, rink or field.

Our Athletic Mouthguard Program Offers A Customized Fit With Flair

To create your custom mouthguard, we take precise impressions to ensure it fits perfectly and provides optimal protection. You can show support for your favorite sports team or alma mater by getting one to match your team’s colors. For our patients who participate in a variety of sports programs, we make mouthguards in school colors that include your name, number and school logo.

Contact Us To Learn More About Athletic Mouthguards

A custom-made mouthguard isn’t just another piece of sports equipment; it’s a solid investment in your safety, comfort and oral health. To get started on yours contact us at 440-835-0011 or schedule an appointment online at Westlake Family Dental Care.