Among many other things, April also is National Facial Protection Month. With Spring sports underway, it’s also a good time to remind you to get mouthguards for all the athletes in your family.
Stay in the Game
Athletes who don’t wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer dental injuries, according to the American Dental Association. Wearing mouthguards makes it more likely you will stay on the field.
You can get a mouthguard from a store. However, these boil-and-bite mouthguards are often bulky and awkward to wear. This can affect your ability to breathe, to speak to coaches and teammates, and to hydrate.
A custom athletic mouthguard is easier to wear. You don’t need to remove it to speak or to get a drink. It also won’t interfere with your breathing so you are more likely to wear it during practice and games.
Get the Best Protection
Custom mouthguards are not just more comfortable. They also provide better protection against injuries. This is similar to how a five-point harness used by professional drivers offers better protection than the seat belts found in a personal vehicle.
Both offer protection, but one does more than the other. Get the best protection for the people with your favorite smiles.