Sports Mouthguards in Austin, TX
Did you know that around 40 percent of dental emergencies are sports-related? Or that five million teeth are knocked out during sports activities each year?
Protecting your child’s mouth during sports is essential, and the American Dental Association tells us that wearing mouthguards prevents more than 200,000 of these injuries each year.
Customized Mouthguards for Your Smile
Many families turn to generic boil and bite sports guards to protect their teeth because they’re inexpensive and widely available. And while generic mouthguards are better than no protection at all, they are not very sturdy and can offer a false sense of security.
If you or your child play sports, Dr. Sheila Farahani is a dentist in North Austin who customizes premium mouthguards that are far more durable and protect your mouth in ways that a generic mouthguard won’t. Please Call Harmony Dental Wellness at (512) 346-1212 to schedule an appointment to get started.
Why You Should Protect Your Teeth
Losing a tooth can be a devastating event in many ways. Not only does it affect your ability to eat and chew your food comfortably, but it may also impact your self-esteem and confidence if you feel embarrassed about interacting with others.
But this doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of how tooth loss impacts your oral health. When you lose a natural tooth root, you also lose the support for neighboring teeth as your jawbone begins to deteriorate and break down. With nothing to prevent movement, these teeth start to drift into the open space, causing issues with your dental bite and increasing your risk of painful TMJ problems.
A mouthguard protects more than just your teeth; it also ensures your oral health and wellbeing.
We Now Make Custom-Fabricated Sports Mouthguards
Dr. Farahani has invested in a state-of-the-art Mouthguard Processor. Since we customize your mouthguard at our North Austin, TX dental office for your unique smile, it stays in place naturally, and without the need to clench your teeth.
With a custom mouthguard, you have peace of mind knowing that your child’s mouth is protected, and since it’s so comfortable and fits so perfectly, you can keep your focus where it belongs—on the game!
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More
Dr. Farahani is happy to sit down with you during a consultation appointment to review your sports activities and evaluate your needs to determine which type of mouthguard will best protect you. We can then take impressions of your teeth and create a mouthguard that is designed specifically for you and the activities you participate in most.
Call our Austin, TX dental office to schedule a time to take a tour of our laboratory facility to learn more about this essential athletic wellness addition!