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Athletic Mouthguards – Ann Arbor, MI

Protect Your Smile From Injury

Playing sports is a great way to have fun and stay active! Whether you are a child, teenager, or adult, participating in sports helps to keep you healthy. Unfortunately, sports are a very common cause of dental injury. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t stay on the bench. With a customized mouthguard from Dr. Cocco, you don’t need to worry about your smile. Give us a call to schedule an appointment so you can keep your head in the game while protecting your pearly whites!

What are Mouthguards?

Colorful mouthguardsA mouthguard is a protective device that is used to cover the teeth and gums in order to prevent injury to the teeth, arches, lips, and gums. When worn correctly, mouthguards can help to cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face, and jaw. This allows athletes to continue to stay active in their favorite sports without risking the health of their smile in the meantime.

Why Do I Need This Type of Oral Appliance?

Child wearing a mouthguardSports-related injuries are a very common occurrence. With many sports, you have protection for your head, knees, elbows, and shoulders. You shouldn’t forget about your teeth. Wearing a mouthguard is great for contact sports and for those learning new skills, like riding a bike or skateboarding. This lowers the risk so you can continue to enjoy yourself!

Common Sports That Use Mouthguards

Boy playing football and wearing a mouthguardHere are some of the most popular sports where it is strongly advised that you wear a mouthguard to protect your smile:

Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard versus a “One-Size-Fits-All” Solution

Child at the dentist getting a mouthguardIt’s easy to find “one-size-fits-all” mouthguards when you go to your local grocery store or drug store. However, it won’t work nearly as well as one custom-made from your dentist. One-size-fits-all mouthguards don’t provide the same level of protection for your teeth because everyone’s smile is different. Here’s why custom mouthguards are the superior option when you are playing sports:

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