Sports Mouthguards in Madison NJ
Most people, kids included, have experienced the “weekend warrior” syndrome, where you think your body is invincible to injury and that you do not need protective gear such as helmets for your head and pads for your knees, shins and elbows. In particular, teeth are often forgotten.
Although the dental profession unanimously supports the use of mouthguards in a variety of athletic and recreational activities, consumers remain resistant to and ill-informed of the importance and advantages of wearing a mouthguard during their weekend activities. A mouthguard is the very best protection you can offer your smile . It is your essential equipment during any form of contact sport and in many non-contact sports too.
Protection For Your Mouth
It is estimated that mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries each year . Although orofacial injuries are traditionally associated with contact sports such as football and hockey, findings show that soccer players are more likely than football players to sustain an orofacial injury and basketball players have a risk up to 15 times that of football players.
A correctly fitting mouthguard will stay in place while you are wearing it ; enabling you to breathe and talk as usual.
These statistics do not include the number of people participating in leisure sports such as flag football and pick-up basketball games with friends. And, more people currently participate in organized soccer than those participating in competitive football, where mouthguards and face masks are mandatory.
Custom Fitted Mouthguards by Dr. Sam Romano, DMD, FAGD
Correctly fitting mouthguards will stay in place whil you are wearing them; enabling you to breathe and talk as usual. Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury should wear a mouthguard.