Protect Your Teeth During Hockey Season
By Thomas G. Faiver DDS PC FAGD
December 11, 2014
Category: dental safety
Tags: sports   hockey   mouthguards   facemasks  

Ward against tooth loss and other dental injuries with these protective measures.

With tooth loss and other dental emergencies a serious concern for athletes, why not protect your smile from these problems? Your East Lansing dentist offers up the most effective ways to protect your teeth while gliding on the ice this season.

Mouthguards

There are several kinds of mouthguards you can opt for. The cheapest option is to get one at the local drugstore. However, these mouthguards are more of a one-size-fits-most option and so you won’t get the same protection and comfortable fit as you would with customized mouthguards. Only your East Lansing dentist can offer a custom-made mouthguard to protect your teeth during your next game. No matter what sports you are playing this season, any athlete can benefit from a customized mouthguard.

We will first take impressions of your smile and then fabricate a mouthguard that fits snugly over your teeth for the optimal protection. If you don’t want to deal with bulky, awkwardly fitted mouthguards, then you will want to consider how a made-to-order mouthguard from your East Lansing dentist could make all the difference for your smile.

Facemasks

While a mouthguard can certainly cushion and protect your teeth, there are some things that a mouthguard still can’t protect against such as a knocked-out tooth. In order to protect against all dental injuries during your next game, you’ll want to consider wearing a facemask (if, of course you don’t already do so). Facemasks will help protect your face and your smile from those scary 100 mile-per-hour puck shots. While it might feel a bit bulky and awkward at first you’ll be happy you opted for this superior protection when you don’t have to deal with extensive and uncomfortable dental treatments.

If you want to get custom mouthguards from your East Lansing dentist call us today to let us know you are interested. We would be happy to schedule an appointment. And as always, if you ever experience a dental emergency you will need to come in right away to get the treatment you deserve. Make your smile a priority and it will last forever.

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