Summer is finally upon us, and children of all ages are excited to celebrate the break from school with outside activities and sporting fun in the sun. Though your child’s teeth and gums may not be the first things that come to mind when it’s time to suit up and get ready to play, protecting those pearly whites should be considered an important part of game day preparation. At NTC Dental in Rockville, MD, Dr. Namita T. Chaudhary offers a comprehensive array of general and family dentistry solutions, including custom athletic mouthguards.
Athletic Mouthguards Help Prevent Serious Orofacial Injury
According to research published by the National Institutes of Health, the use of custom athletic mouthguards can significantly reduce the risk of injury to the mouth, jaw, and head during competitive gameplay. Some of the most common orofacial and cranial injuries sustained during sporting activity without a mouthguard include:
- Tooth fractures or evulsion
- Laceration or bruising of the lips, tongue, or gums
- Dislocation of the jaw
Unlike the one-size-fits-all mouthguards you can purchase at your local pharmacy or sporting goods store, custom athletic mouthguards are form-fitted specifically to match the patient’s unique dentition. This ensures the most effective protection possible as well as the most comfortable fit for the player. If you have any additional questions about the benefits of using a custom athletic mouthguard, please feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to provide our patients with accurate, reliable information regarding all aspects of oral health, including the prevention of orofacial injury.
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If your child or teen will be participating in any type of recreational or exercise-related activity this summer, make sure they’re properly equipped with the right kind of protection before they hit the field. With custom athletic mouthguards from NTC Dental, you can feel confident in the fact that you’re doing your part in keeping your child’s smile safe from harm. Contact our office in Rockville, MD today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Chaudhary and discover the difference our commitment to exceptional dentistry can make in your life. We look forward to serving the dental health needs of your entire family! Our office happily serves patients from throughout Rockville, North Bethesda, Redland, Aspen Hill, Washington, D.C., Potomac, and the surrounding areas.