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Custom Athletic Mouthguards From Our New Orleans Dentist

Playing sports is a great way to stay healthy and in shape. Whether you’re young or old, there are sports that can benefit your whole body, but there are also plenty of ways to find yourself injured as well! As with any high-intensity physical activity, accidents occur, and the last thing you want is a missing tooth or other trauma due to a bad play! But with athletic mouthguards from our New Orleans dentist, you can prevent it from happening.

Dr. John Tripp knows all about sports – he’s an avid athlete himself! Combined with his medical background, he’s familiar with all the ways sports can benefit your body and also cause harm, which is why 7 O’Clock Dental is dedicated to protecting your teeth with custom athletic mouthguards!

How Can A Mouthguard Protect Me?

There are plenty of ways you can injure your teeth and mouth playing sports. Not only that, but extreme forces that slam your jaw into your head can also cause concussions! Our sports mouthguards aim to prevent:

  • fractured teeth
  • lost teeth
  • soft tissue injuries to the gums, cheeks, lips, and tongue
  • concussions

We encourage using a sports mouthguard from an early age to help children adapt to the sensation of wearing one during physical activity.

Why Custom Mouthguards?

There are several different kinds of mouthguards on the market, each offering a different level of protection. The most common type of mouthguard is the boil-and-bite style that are purchased at athletic supply stores or pharmacies. These mouthguards are made of rubber and are boiled in water to soften them so they gain a more customized fit. There are also stock mouthguards that come in different sizes and are simply “buy and wear.”

While any mouthguard is better than no mouthguard, there are quite a few disadvantages to non-custom mouthguards. The lack of a perfect fit means you’re still at risk for injury, and both kinds tend to be bulky and uncomfortable. The thick rubber can also obstruct breathing, meaning you might not get the extra burst of energy you need at an important moment!

Our custom mouthguards are built from the ground up to fit you! We can also customize your mouthguard in a variety of ways: your team colors, logo, even your number can be added to your mouthguard! We also can build your mouthguard based on the sport you’re going to play, so the bulk and thickness will never be too much! We also build our mouthguards with breathing in mind – you’ll be able to safely and easily breath when you need it most!

Getting A Mouthguard From 7 O’Clock Dental

We’ll craft your mouthguard to your specifications based on an impression of your mouth. Using a precise casting of your teeth, our dental lab will construct your custom athletic mouthguard in just a few weeks time. You’ll be ready to play in no time at all!

If you or your child need custom athletic mouthguards, don’t trust your teeth to an over-the-counter solution! Call our New Orleans dentist office today at 504-266-0664 to schedule an appointment! You can also book your trip using our online appointment request form.

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