Mouth guards help prevent football injuries | Health
Football season is just around the corner, and emergency rooms will experience a flood of patients suffering from knocked out teeth, broken jaws and concussions – all injuries that could have been far less severe or even prevented altogether by the simple act of wearing a custom mouth guard.
Repairing damage to the teeth and jaw can be painful and cost thousands of dollars, yet many parents may not realize their family dentist can fit their child with a custom mouth guard that won’t interfere with speech or breathing during games and practices. These custom mouth guards provide superior comfort and injury protection over “boil and bite” mouth guards that can be purchased in stores.
Mouth guards are also effective for adults, and should be worn anytime a person participates in organized or recreational sports, or any activity in which the face could come in contact with a hard object, another person or the pavement.
Beachwood sports dentist, Dr. Daniel Glick, DDS has been custom fitting mouth guards for both local and professional athletic teams for over 20 years.
“Since I started fitting local high school athletes with our custom-molded mouth guards, I have noticed a steady decline in the number of sports-related emergencies that come into our practice,” says Dr. Glick, of The Glick Dental Group located in Beachwood, Ohio. “It’s a quick, painless visit to make the mold, and is far less expensive than the alternative.”
There’s no doubt about it, mouth guards are a smart investment in your family’s dental health. For more information on how a custom-made mouth guard can help protect your child’s smile this season, visit www.DrGlick.com.