October 11, 2017/ Dr. Neal/ 0
Teeth protection while engaging in any sport should be one of the major priorities for all athletes. Remaining active is good for your entire body, including your mouth. For instance, staying fit can prevent conditions like diabetes, which increases your risk of gum disease. However, when you exercise, you need to take precautions to protect your teeth, such as by using a dental sports guard in Newmarket.
Why Choose a Custom Sports Mouth Guard?
If you’re looking to save money, you may be considering a generic mouth guard from a sporting goods store. You should bear in mind that these one-size-fits-all sports guards only loosely fit over your teeth, meaning they are usually quite uncomfortable. Even boil-and-bite guards offer only a little more teeth protection.
The best option is to visit your dentist. Using an impression of your teeth, your dentist can create a custom mouth guard. You’ll soon forget that you’re wearing it and be able to focus on the game, while knowing that you’re protecting your teeth and jaw from potentially serious injuries. Whatever your age, you should wear a mouth guard for all contact sports as well as for any activity where there is a risk that an object could make impact with your face.
Other Ways to Protect Your Teeth
Injuries are just one thing you need to protect your teeth from during sports; you also need to take care to avoid decay. Although sports drinks are popular for keeping energy levels high and staying refreshed, they contain high amounts of sugar and citric acid — both substances that can erode the enamel of your teeth. A better option than sports drinks is water. You’ll stay hydrated without risking cavities.
You’ll consume more sugar than normal during your sports practice if you eat energy bars. Protect your teeth by giving them a thorough clean when you arrive home.