Do you or your child play contact sports? It is estimated that 5 million teeth will be knocked out due to sports in this year alone. Protect your teeth and your child’s teeth from injury with a custom mouthguard. According to the American Dental Association, sports mouthguards can prevent over 200,000 injuries a year.
Visit Mid Michigan Smiles for custom sports mouthguards, and other general dental services for all ages.
Mouthguards offer multiple benefits to patients of all ages, such as:
- A secure and stable fit
- Protection from tooth loss
- A reduced chance of concussion
- Protection of dental work from damage
The “boil and bite” mouthguards found in stores don’t offer a custom-fit like professional mouthguards. Without a perfect fit, over-the-counter mouthguards can fall out or make it more difficult to speak with them on. Professional mouthguards can prevent patients from resorting to restorative solutions later in life. Although our team does offer tooth bonding for chipped teeth and dental implants for missing teeth, we aim to protect healthy natural teeth.
Sports Mouthguards: What to Expect
Dr. Raymond Ribitch will work with you or your child to create a sports mouthguard that fits comfortably. He will take a mold of teeth to craft the final mouthguard. Ensure that the mouthguard is cleaned regularly with an antibacterial solution and thoroughly cleaned once a month. Cleaning the mouthguard prevents bacteria from forming and keeps it fresh for regular use.
Schedule an Appointment
Protect your teeth and prevent future dental work with a custom-fit professional mouthguard. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ribitch and his team today. Call us at 989.200.3896 or schedule an appointment online today.