Athletic Mouthguards

Dentists Serving Patients in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton & Nearby Areas of Florida

According to the American Dental Association, athletic mouthguards prevent over 200,000 injuries every year. Particularly in contact sports, athletic mouthguards can protect teeth from being knocked loose or knocked out. In addition, mouthguards can help prevent both neck injuries and jaw misalignment linked to TMJ.

By distributing the force of a blow equally among the entire mouth, athletic mouthguards can prevent painful injuries and save your family thousands of dollars in unnecessary dental work.

Choosing a Professional Mouthguard

Athletically minded people in and around Sarasota, Venice or Bradenton may seek a mouthguard from a sporting goods store. This is a common choice for parents whose children are involved in sports, but also a ready option for people of all ages. These mouthguards, even the boil and bite variety, pale in comparison to those offered by the sports dentists at the Smile Centre.

Custom-fitted, professionally made mouthguards are superior for several reasons:

  • Material used in custom mouthguards is stronger
  • More comfortable to wear
  • Will not interrupt breathing or speech
  • Matched specifically to your teeth and offer substantially more support against impact

Athletic mouthguards offered at our office are made from exact models of your teeth. This allows us to ensure every tooth is properly protected, as well as to ensure your jaw and gums are supported. This level of protection is simply not available from store-bought varieties of mouthguards.

The initial cost of custom-fitted athletic mouthguards is a bit higher. This can be a deterrent to people looking to save money up-front. However, the minimal amount of money saved by purchasing an ill-fitting mouthguard can be exceeded by thousands of dollars when an injury requires extensive dental services.

You and your children deserve maximum protection. An athletic mouthguard from our office can offer this protection, reduce instances of injury, and save you money in the long run.

If you or your child plays a sport that requires a mouthguard in Sarasota, Bradenton, Port Charlotte, St. Petersburg, or Tampa Bay, Florida, please contact the friendly dentists at The Smile Centre to schedule an athletic mouthguard fitting today.