Where to Get Custom Sports Mouthguards Dentists Design In-House

A female dentist wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE) examines a young boy for custom mouthguard. Many people know the value of mouthguards in protecting the mouth and teeth, but did you know how much protection they offer? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), a review of dental trauma for people who wore mouthguards was significantly lower, ranging from 7.5% to 7.75%, versus those who didn’t wear mouthguards from 48.31% to 59.98%. At Newtown Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful (and protected) smile! When our patient families need custom sports mouthguards dentists recommend, they turn to our dental experts.

In addition to providing custom-made mouthguards that provide protection and comfort, we can also make them in fun color shades—matching schools or favorite colors.

Learn more about how beneficial mouthguards can be in providing maximum protection during contact sports and other activities.

What Kind of Sports and Activities Call for Custom-Fitted Mouthguards?

The List May Be Longer Than You Think!

According to the results of an independent survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 99% of parents with children playing organized sports expressed that all active sports participants should be required to wear mouthguards. Interestingly, however, 37% confessed that their own child never donned a mouthguard!

Many parents may wonder if only certain types of sports require mouthguards. But, according to the ADA, the list of sports for which children are recommended to wear them is extensive.

The ADA advocates “properly-fitted” mouthguards for two classifications of sports: contact/collision and limited contact/other sports.

Examples of contact/collision sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

The list of limited-contact sports is quite extensive ranging from bicycling and baseball to gymnastics, volleyball, and “extreme sports.”

What Type of Dental Injuries Do Mouthguards Protect Against

A young male pictured outside wearing a football uniform and helmet with a matching custom sports mouthguard attached. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the most common sports-related injuries resulting from not wearing a mouthguard include:

  • Lacerations
  • Crown fractures
  • Avulsions (when teeth have become dislodged from the socket)

Benefits of Custom Mouthguards

Over-the-counter mouthguards while providing some protection to the teeth and mouth, are often not made with high-quality material designed for comfort or longevity. At Newtown Dentistry, we provide soft-plastic, custom-fitted mouthguards developed by a pediatric dentist. And, their unique design helps protect your child from a variety of injuries to the teeth, face, jaw, and even severe head injuries.

Plus, as we mentioned earlier, we can create your child’s custom-made mouthguard to match school-team colors.

The investment of custom-fitted mouthguards is well worth the alternative—the AAPD published that certain traumatic dental injuries among teens can cost families upwards of $20,000, exceeding maximum benefits for most insurance companies.

Get Started

If your child is playing sports—either for elementary, middle, or high school; recreationally, or otherwise—we’d love to help arrange a custom-sports mouthguard fitting.

Schedule your visit now, or call our office anytime at (215) 504-5437.

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    Newtown Dentistry

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    March 30, 2021

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