Anyone who takes part in a competitive sport should wear some type of protective mouthguard. There are a few over the counter models but for the ultimate in fit and protection, a custom-made mouthguard is preferable.
A custom fit mouthguard can be made to meet individual needs but generally speaking it will allow the wearer to speak in a normal manner, breathe easily, and be able to remain in place during the most strenuous physical activity. Not only will it protect from injury due to contact with another player or a manmade hazard but it will also act as a shield between the teeth and the more vulnerable soft tissues of the mouth.
“Sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year,” that’s a statistic issued by the US Centers for Disease Control. A custom-made mouthguard will cost more than a standard retail one but the difference in the quality of protection is beyond compare, especially when you consider the rising costs of emergency medical care and the possibility of long-term effects that some sports injuries can incur.
Proper care will ensure that your custom made mouthguard will serve you well for the next ten years, at least. Your dentist will provide care instructions along with a special case for safe storage.
Make your appointment today and let Dr. Rippe and his team custom fit a mouthguard that will be just right for you. Call Rippe Dental Associates @ 303-569-6370 in Centennial.