Why Do I Need a Mouth Guard?

When wearing mouth guards and you accidentally get hit in the face or take a bad fall, the mouth guard will take the majority of the force and protect your teeth from damage. The mouth guard will also protect your teeth from cutting your tongue or lips. We highly recommend our patients wear a mouth guard if they play any of the following sports:

  • Football
  • Boxing
  • Soccer
  • Field/ice hockey
  • In-line skating
  • Skateboarding
  • Gymnastics
  • Softball/baseball
  • Wrestling
  • Cycling
  • Lacrosse
  • Basketball

Wearing a mouth guard is also a good idea for those who practice solo exercises like running or weight lifting that cause them to clench their teeth. Over time, clenching can cause significant damage to teeth such as cracks or stress fractures. Pay attention to what you do with your teeth while you exercise to determine if wearing a mouthguard would benefit your dental health.

Risks of Not Wearing a Mouth Guard

If you choose not to use a mouth guard, prepare to potentially pay the consequences. All it takes is an elbow to the face to knock out a tooth or cause the tooth to penetrate through the cheek or lip. Any type of dental injury like this is incredibly painful and would result in an emergency dentistry visit. If you can avoid a dental emergency, it will save you from a lot of pain and treatments down the line.

Why You Should Invest in a Custom-Mouth Guard vs Store-Bought

You may have seen the mouthguards you can buy at the store. Sure, they can protect your teeth, but they’re not very comfortable, can cause bite problems, and not last very long. When you visit SoBe Dentist for custom mouth guards in Miami Beach, Dr. Escoto or Dr. Mantovani will take impressions of your teeth to create a mouthguard. We use Under Armour ArmourBite custom mouth guards because they’re some of the best on the market. Professionals even use them!

Once the custom mouth guard returns from the dental lab, we will ensure it fits correctly before sending you on your way. The precise fit from the custom mouth guard prevents the mouth guard from falling out when playing sports which can better protect your teeth than store-bought mouth guards. Custom mouthguards are affordable and can last for many years to come.

Get Custom Mouth Guards in Miami Beach

If you or your child need a mouth guard to protect your teeth while playing sports, look no further than custom mouth guards from SoBe Dentist in Miami Beach. Contact our dental office today to learn how you can get your own custom ArmourBite mouth guard. Please call (305) 535-2225 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ecoto or Dr. Mantovani.