With spring in full swing, now is a great time to plan for all your summer activities. If you’re like many of our patients and you stay active all year long, then summertime just means that you change activities – you don’t slow down.
However, the more active you are, the more likely you are to suffer from a dental disaster involving your pearly whites. Did you know that the American Dental Association says that athletes who don’t wear mouth protection are 60 times more likely to suffer from a dental injury than those who do?
You don’t want to become a statistic, do you? We didn’t think so. That’s why it’s wise to come to Brian C. McDowell, DDS to get fitted for a custom athletic mouthguard. We’ll take precise impressions so that your new mouthguard can be made to exact specifications. It will fit better, provide better protection, feel more comfortable, and last longer than a store-bought appliance. And that’s the name of the game, right? When you’re looking for protection for your teeth, you don’t want to cut any corners.
If you get a new mouthguard from Dr. McDowell, your pearly whites will be fully protected the next time you or your child hits the field or track. Any activity that involves quick changes in direction, player contact, or a flying puck or ball can potentially wreak havoc on your smile. You don’t want to end up in an emergency situation, so it’s wise to get the protection your grin deserves beforehand.
However, don’t make the mistake of getting a new mouthguard, then letting it sit in the drawer unused. It’s not doing you any good just sitting there. Anytime you’re out there playing hard, you should have your mouthguard in place so it can do its job. If you accidentally run into another player or a ball hits you in the face, you’re much more likely to come through it unscathed if you’re wearing a mouthguard.
Since your appliance will be custom-fitted for your mouth, you can count on it feeling as comfortable as possible. It should fit snugly but firmly over your teeth to provide them as much protection as possible. Since it will be comfortable, there’s less chance of you removing it in between plays and forgetting to put it back in place. Just pop it in and let it work.
With proper care, your new mouthguard will last you several years, unlike the so-called “boil-and-bite” mouthguards you can buy at the big box stores. They won’t give you the custom fit that a mouthguard from Dr. McDowell will. Plus, they won’t last as long or provide you the same level of protection. All in all, you just won’t get the same performance from a store-bought appliance.
If you’re ready to protect your pearly whites for this summer and beyond with a custom athletic mouthguard, call Brian C. McDowell, DDS today at 978-401-9081 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment time online. Your teeth will thank you for it.