We love our sports in Texas, and we are hopeful that we will be able to enjoy sports at all levels this fall. If you have budding sports stars or weekend warriors in your family, we welcome and encourage you to pay a visit to either Davenport Dental Group location in Laredo, TX soon. We can design an athletic mouthguard for each of the athletes in your family.
Who needs an athletic mouthguard?
According to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, anyone who plays a high-impact sport should wear a mouthguard while practicing or competing. Examples of high-impact sports include football, soccer, volleyball, and cheerleading.
Does it matter what kind of mouthguard I use?
We will say that any mouthguard is better than no mouthguard. However, there are good reasons the ADA and AAPD both recommend custom mouthguards. First, these are more comfortable to wear, which means you are more likely to leave it in while playing your sport of choice. Second, the custom it adds a higher level of protection against injury than a boil-and-bite mouthguard. (It’s similar to how a five-point harness in a race car offers better protection than a standard seat belt.) Third, you can drink water, breathe, and speak while wearing a custom mouthpiece easier than you can with a bulky over-the-counter mouthguard.
How do I get a custom athletic mouthguard?
Make an appointment at either of our offices. We can take a mold of your teeth, which we use to create a mouthguard specially designed for your mouth. We can even customize the colors for your team or as a way for you to express yourself.