Protection is an important thing on any athletic field or court. We see elbow pads, knee pads, shoulder pads, helmets, etc. to protect athletes while they participate in competition. What about their smiles?
Did you know that in the entire state of Texas, football players (both high school and college) are mandated to wear mouthguards? This is a great step for our part of the country, but we wish the mandate stretched a little bit further.
You see, football isn’t the only sport out there that could use some extra protection. Any athlete can experience a dental injury. Even seemingly low-contact sports, like riding a mountain bike, can lead to injury the second that bike slides out from under the rider.
Here in Houston, we believe we are one of the only offices to offer the same state of the art custom-made mouthguards that are worn by famous athletes like Lebron James and David Beckham. Let’s take a few moments today to find out more about the importance of wearing a great mouthguard.
The Important Role of a Mouthguard
A mouthguard plays an important role for your smile. It is your insurance policy against major damage from an accident. The accident is going to happen, but you can protect yourself from extensive damage by keeping your “insurance policy” in your mouth!
By wearing a quality, custom-made mouthguard, you can save yourself tens of thousands of dollars of dental work and a whole lot of pain. All it takes is that one elbow to the jaw.
Custom is the Only Way to Go
We recommend custom mouthguards because they do such a great job of protecting you from harm! They actually fit YOUR teeth perfectly, and they are often much smaller than what you would find in the store, which allows you the freedom to breathe, speak, and feel comfortable while you have your mouthguard in place. As any athlete will tell you, those three things are very important in the heat of competition!
The Trouble with Over-the-Counter Guards
We know that it is tempting to just go to the sporting goods store and purchase a stock mouthguard or a boil and bite mouthguard, but let’s be honest, those mouthguards are not the best thing for you or for your child.
They are too bulky and thick with plastic. You’ll struggle to breathe, and your child will be less likely to wear that mouthguard during practices and games if he feels embarrassed when he has it in! You need Technofit!
The Technofit System
We made an investment for our patients of all ages by purchasing the Technofit system. This is a custom mouthguard system that allows us to produce the same top quality mouthguards that you would expect to see from top athletes on television.
Custom Fit: The fit is superb. It doesn’t get any better! You need a mouthguard that is designed for your teeth specifically, and these guards will do that! When you put it in, it should feel natural and comfortable because each tooth has its place in the mouthguard!
Custom Design: Not only will we make sure that the mouthguard fits perfectly, but we can also make the mouthguard fun! The kids are especially excited when we show them all of the colors, characters, and designs to choose from! What kid wouldn’t want to wear a really cool mouthguard during every practice and game? Knowing that your child is actually wearing the mouthguard will let you breathe a sigh of relief!
Protect Your Athlete’s Teeth Today!
Don’t let another practice or game go by without giving us a call to set up an appointment for your custom mouthguard creation. Put your insurance policy in place, and get the protection you need!
Contact us today! We can’t wait to see that smile!