Protecting Your Mouth and Body During Sports
The American Dental Association recommends that anyone participating in activities that can result in a fall or blow to the face wear a protective mouthpiece. Sports mouthguards help protect teeth from breakage or being completely knocked out, and they also protect the soft tissues of the mouth from cuts. Additionally, new research suggests that sport mouthguards can sometimes reduce the forces of a blow to the head or face, which may help prevent concussions. Don’t trust your health to ineffective boil-and-bite mouthguards from your local sporting goods store—make an appointment with your Kansas City dentist for a custom-made mouth protector for the highest level of protection.
Playsafe and Under Armour Mouthguards
Dr. Meilink offers two trusted brands of sport mouthguards: Playsafe and Under Armour. Playsafe offers six varieties of mouthguards, each tailor-made to offer protection for a specific set of sporting activities, including children’s sports. Armourbite mouthguards, made by Under Armour, offer the same level of comfort and protection for the mouth as Playsafe mouthguards with one added benefit: they help improve your game. Designed to keep your jaw in optimal position and prevent it from clenching, Armourbite helps restore balance to the jaw joints, or TMJs. Properly-aligned TMJs help relax the muscles of the face and jaw, which in turn releases tension in other muscles of the body and decreases fatigue. A balanced, relaxed body works more efficiently, and you will notice a significant improvement in your endurance, strength, and reaction time during sports activities when wearing an Armourbite mouthguard.
Play Safer with a Custom Sport Mouthguard
If you or your children are active in sports, then learn how a custom sport mouthguard can protect your smile more comfortably and effectively than a one-size-fits-all option. To schedule a consultation, call Dental Smilemakers at 816-436-8949. Located in Kansas City, MO, we serve the residents of Gladstone, Smithville, Tiffany Springs, Parkville, Liberty, and all surrounding Northland communities. We also service the North Kansas City, Parkhill, Smithville, Platte City, and Liberty school districts.