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Are you a passionate athlete? Get a mouthguard for safety! Newington, CT

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A mouthguard, also known as mouth protector, is a flexible custom-fitted device worn over the teeth during athletics and recreational activities. A firmly fitted mouthguard helps to protect your teeth, especially when you are wearing braces or fixed anterior bridgework.

Here are the 5 main reasons why athletes  need to  wear a mouthguard:

  1.      Mouthguard protects against tooth fractures

Mouthguard protects the teeth from breaking and getting fractured.  It acts like a cushion to your teeth while playing games like baseball, basketball, cricket, etc. where an object can hit your teeth directly. This kind of cushioning effect gives protection and prevents any tooth displacement during such incidents.

  1.      Mouthguard protects against soft tissue injuries

Mouthguard  helps  to protect from soft tissue injuries such as cutting and bruising of the lips, tongue and cheeks, especially for those athletes who wear orthodontic appliances.

  1.      Mouthguard protects against jaw fractures

Mouthguard protects against jaw fractures as this plastic cushion acts as a padding over the teeth, thus avoiding any injury to the jaw. As most of the jaw fractures require major surgery, it is best to wear a mouthguard to avoid such complications.

  1.      Mouthguard acts as a safeguard against cerebral hemorrhage and concussion

Wearing a mouthguard is considered an important precaution for athletes in protecting against  serious injuries such as cerebral hemorrhage, concussion and neck injuries. It also helps in protecting against other complicated situations such as jamming of lower jaw into the upper jaw.

  1.      Mouthguard prevents fracture of the tempromandibular joint (TMJ)

Another major advantage of using a mouthguard for athletes is that it prevents development of tempromandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, especially internal derangement.

Now you know how important it is to use a mouthguard for those who are involved in athletics and recreational activities.

If you need a  mouthguard,  contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 (860)-865-0056.Families from Hartford find the easy drive to Newington well worthwhile because or our expertise and modern facilities, our friendly dental team and the relaxing disposition of Dr. Mukund. We also service patients from surrounding areas including  Newville, East Berlin and West Hartford. 

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