School is just around the corner, and the beginning of the school year means sports are starting up again. A lot of our patients play sports, and now is a great time to remind all of you to take care of both your mouth and appliances while participating in sports – especially contact sports such as soccer, football, and basketball.
One of the most important pieces of sports equipment you can wear on the field is a mouth guard. A well-fitted mouth guard allows you to breathe and speak more clearly, in addition to protecting your mouth and appliances. Only by using a mouth guard can athletes avoid serious mouth and jaw injuries. The next time you’re in for an adjustment appointment, we encourage you to let us know if you’re playing or planning to play any sports. We will provide a mouth guard that will help protect your mouth, teeth, and appliances.
Here are another five quick tips for keeping yourself safe during sports activities:
- Wear a helmet
- Stretch before and after a game or practice
- Wear protective eyewear
- Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
- Be observant, even as a spectator
We hope this helps! You can always contact us if you have any questions!