Why Sports Mouthguards are so Important?

sports mouthguard from Coshocton Dentistry

Everyone knows how important it is to wear protective gear when playing sports that involve contact — helmets, shoulder pads, and so much more. However, mouthguards are arguable one of the most effective and important forms of protection when it comes to sports.

Why are Mouthguards Important?

  • One in four people will sustain a sports-related injury to their teeth during their lifetime.
  • The cost to replace a single lost tooth due to trauma can be up to 100 times more than the cost of a mouthguard.
  • A knocked-out tooth begins to die within 15 minutes and often cannot be saved, if not replanted within 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Over five million teeth will be knocked out or damaged in sporting activities this year alone.
  • In basketball, 34% of all injuries involve the teeth in the mouth.
  • A single sports-related oral injury could result in tens of thousands of dollars in lifetime dental costs related to that incident.
  • An athlete is 60 times less likely to damage teeth while wearing a mouthguard.
  • Mouthguards can reduce the severity of certain concussions and head injuries.
  • More than two hundred thousand oral injuries are prevented by mouthguards each year in this country.

Athletic Mouthguards from Coshocton Dentistry

Most dental injuries are preventable with a sports mouthguard, and mouth guards could cost as little as 10 dollars, we can make a custom-fitted mouthguard to maximize comfort, speech, and protection. We can also customize your mouthguard with different colors, designs, and logos.

What Sports Warrant a Mouthguard?

  • Sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Martial arts
  • Basketball
  • Mountain biking
  • And any other activity with potential contact to the mouth and head.

If you want to get a custom-fitted and designed mouthguard to protect your teeth and your wallet, contact us at Coshocton Dentistry.

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