How to Protect Your Teeth While Playing Spring Sports

dentist in fairfield ct | fairfield county dentistNow that the weather is finally warming up — kids will be heading outside to play their favorite spring sports. However, whether they love softball, baseball or lacrosse, it’s important to take a few dental health precautions before heading out onto the field. Many of these contact sports put your teeth at risk of injury. In fact, dental injuries are one of the most common sport related injuries.

So, how do you protect your teeth on the field?

The answer is simple: by wearing an athletic mouthguard!

What is a Mouthguard?

Athletic mouthguards protect teeth from being knocked out, chipped, or broken during contact spring sports. While there are ready-made mouthguards available in stores, the best way to protect your teeth is with a custom mouthguard. These provide the best protection and maximum comfort.

For those that wear a mouthguard during spring sports, remember to clean the mouthguard after each use. If it doesn’t fit properly or it becomes worn, it should be replaced. An uncomfortable or worn mouthguard won’t properly protect your smile.

If you have any questions about how to keep your teeth safe while still having fun this spring, do not hesitate to reach out to our office. We are here to help you keep your teeth beautiful and healthy. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer or give us a call directly at 203-254-3780 to schedule your appointment.

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