At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center in Lone Tree, CO, we want to raise awareness of the importance of athletic mouth protection. Patients should think of custom mouthguards as an important part of their protective gear.
Did you know- over 5 million teeth are knocked out per year? Many of these dental traumas happen on the playing field or court. Each dislodged tooth involves several trips to the dentist and hundreds of dollars in restoration amounts. Not to mention pain!
Most Highlands Ranch or Parker parents require their children and teens to wear helmets when biking and shinguards while playing soccer. Parents should also emphasize the importance of mouth protection from your child’s very first 5-year-old T-ball game. And we all need to practice what we preach.
There are three main types of mouthguards:
- ready-to-wear. The stock mouth protectors are pre-formed and ready to wear. Unfortunately, they rarely fit well.
- boil and bite. They are to be softened in water and then formed to the mouth (follow the manufacturer’s instructions).
We offer custom sports mouthguards, Pure Power Mouth Guard (PPM Guard) that provide the highest level of protection and comfort. Kids are more likely to wear mouth protectors that are comfortable.
Your PPM certified dentist in Denver at Almeida & Bell General, Cosmetic & Sedation Dentistry uses technology to map your optimal jaw position. Your PPM Guard, while providing shock protection to your mouth and head from impact injuries, also allows your jaw, neck and facial muscles to be relaxed, which boosts your natural athletic potential.