How Mouthguards Prevent Sports Injuries

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Did you know that sports are one of the most common causes of dental-related injuries? It’s vital for you to protect your smile while enjoying the activities you love. At Springhurst Hills Dentistry, we use advanced technology and materials to craft custom-fitted mouthguards that can keep your teeth, gums, and jaw safe.

How Mouthguards Protect Your Smile

Custom athletic mouthguards are specifically designed to absorb shock to your mouth. They are made from a durable ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA), that creates a thick barrier around your teeth. Whether you are involved in basketball, football, or another contact sport, a mouthguard can prevent serious, expensive dental injuries. Prevention is key when it comes to your smile and it’s easier to make a small investment in a mouthguard than a big investment in dental repairs. Mouthguards act like helmets for your teeth, jaw, and mouth to soften the force of any objects that come into contact with your mouth while you’re playing.

The Mouthguard Creation Process

To make your custom athletic mouthguard, we take a precise impression of your teeth and use the impression to create a clay model of your dentition. Then, we heat a sheet of the EVA material, place it over the model, and suction the material to form to the exact shape of your teeth. This style of mouthguard provides a comfortable fit, advanced protection, ease of speech and breathing, and great retention.

Get a Custom Athletic Mouthguard Today!

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you or your child are involved in contact sports, we recommend getting fitted for a mouthguard right away! Mouthguards can protect your smile and save you from serious dental injuries. Please contact us to book your mouthguard appointment. At Springhurst Hills Dentistry, we’re truly dedicated to safeguarding your oral health!


Posted on behalf of Dr. Lan Tran, Springhurst Hills Dentistry

Springhurst Hills Dentistry
10494 Westport Rd, Suite 107
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 365-9699

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