Not wearing a mouth guard during athletic activities, especially contact sports can cause cracked fractured or even knocked out teeth. Repairing or replacing these teeth can sometimes be a costly procedure. Some athletes have had bad experiences with store bought mouth guards feeling uncomfortable or making it hard to breathe.
The American Dental Association estimates that nearly 5 million teeth are knocked out each year by people participating in various sports. In a study conducted by the American Dental Association up to 18% of all dental injuries to males were maxillofacial. The cost to repair or replace these teeth is estimated at nearly $500 million.
There is also research that suggests wearing a custom mouth guard, as opposed to a store bought piece which can reduce an athlete’s chances of suffering a concussion as well as certain types of brain injury.
One effective alternative is to talk to our dentist about being fitted for a custom mouth guard. At Bull City Dental, we also offer Under Armour Mouth guards. All of our mouth guards are specifically designed to match your teeth for comfort and improve breathing. They are also made from very durable materials and with proper care they can last for several years.
If you are interested in being fitted for a custom mouth guard please feel free to call us at 919-680-3531 to schedule an appointment and protect your pearly whites!