With youth sports happening pretty much all year round, it’s always a good time to visit Dr. Tripp at 7 O’Clock Dental in New Orleans, LA to custom-fit your child for an athletic mouthguard .
But especially during the back-to-school season, you want to make sure their teeth and gums are safe from harm during intense contact sports more common in the fall, such as football.
Today, we’re sharing three reasons the best protection for your child athlete’s smile can only come from a mouthguard your New Orleans dentist can make for them!
Fall Sports Can Spell Trouble For Your Smile
With school starting again, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your child athlete for fall sports. You probably already take all the necessary precautions when it comes to providing them with the proper sporting equipment and protective gear. If you haven’t already, you definitely should include an athletic mouthguard to your list of needed safety items.
*Your child could risk oral injury from a puck or ball.
*He or she could fall and land face-first onto a hard surface.
*Close contact sports put them at risk for bumping into another athlete.
The list goes on and on, which is why you should visit Dr. Tripp in New Orleans, LA for a customized athletic mouthguard before fall conditioning begins.
3 Reasons To Get An Athletic Mouthguard From A Dentist
There are many limitations to mass-produced athletic mouthguards, and they all lead to hazardous conditions for an athlete’s smile and dental health.
Here are three reasons your customized athletic mouthguard can only come from a dentist who puts your safety first.
*Reason 1 – A Comfortable Fit*
When your pants are too big, they sag, and you spend most of your time uncomfortable and distracted while wearing them. You’d be constantly having to pull them up to fit your waist properly.
This happens with anything you wear that doesn’t fit you well, athletic mouthguards included. If you grab one from the local sporting goods store, you’re getting a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment, and since when did that concept ever lead to the most comfort?
You wouldn’t buy pants, shoes, or any other item that didn’t fit you perfectly. Why should a mouthguard that doesn’t actually fit inside your mouth be any different?
*Reason 2 – Adequate Protection*
When your sporting equipment fits properly, you get better protection. This is true for helmets, gloves, pads, and other gear, and it’s true for athletic mouthguards. Teeth and gums aren’t safe with a mouthguard that’s too big or too small because the teeth and gums are not fully covered at all times.
Customization you get from a dentist is the best way to ensure your athletic mouthguard will give you adequate protection against injury.
*Reason 3 – Better Breathing & Performance*
With a better fit, an athletic mouthguard will make breathing much easier. There won’t be any shifting or movement that would otherwise block the airway, as well as hinder concentration and focus. This, in turn, will allow an athlete to pay attention to what’s going on during the game and lead to a better performance overall.
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As a former college athlete, Dr. Tripp knows the kind of pressure athletes face, not only with performance on the field and court, but with focusing on safety at all times. That’s why he’s very careful about building the best athletic mouthguard for your child athlete so their teeth and gums are as safe as possible.
So before fall sports begin, make sure you visit Dr. Tripp at 7 O’Clock Dental for a customized mouthguard. Call our New Orleans dental office today at 504-266-0664 or request an appointment using our online form .