The Best Sports Mouthguard Is Custom-Fit By A Dentist
When it comes to choosing the best sports mouthguard to protect your smile, or your little athlete’s smile, choices abound.
Since April is National Facial Protection Month, let’s define the absolute best sports mouthguard once and for all.
Aside from a helmet – in some sports – a mouthguard could be considered the single most important piece of protective equipment.
Accidents happen, in fact, sports accidents reportedly account for 10 to 39 percent of all dental injuries in children.1
A 10 year study of 3,385 craniomaxillofacial trauma cases presenting to an oral and maxillofacial surgery department found 31.8 percent of injuries in children occurred during sports activities.2
Children are most susceptible to sports-related oral injury between the ages of seven and 11 years.3-6
But how do you choose the best one?
Let’s take a look at the three primary choices, and examine the pros & cons of each. Read the rest of this entry »