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Now Is The Time To Get A Custom Mouthguard! [BLOG]

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already nearing the end of August and gearing up for fall sports!

Protect the athletes in your family from traumatic dental injuries with a custom mouthguard at Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox in Swedesboro, NJ!

We’ll make sure your child’s teeth and gums are safe with full-coverage and a comfortable fit so they can participate in their favorite sport without an increased serious risk to their smile!

Now Is The Time To Get A Custom Mouthguard!

If you have a child athlete in the family, then it’s probably almost time for conditioning to begin for the fall sports season.

Even if their school or organization doesn’t require the use of an athletic mouthguard, it’s better to be safe than sorry and have one made just for them in our Swedesboro, NJ dental office.

This way, you can have peace of mind that your child’s smile is safe from:

*Blunt force contact to the face, jaw, or mouth

*Dental damage such as a broken or knocked out tooth

*Direct impact to the teeth, gums, or lips with a ball or hard surface

You can’t prevent all accidents and injuries, but you can take steps to minimize the risk your child athlete’s smile faces while out on the field this season!

Why A Custom-Fit Mouthguard Is Best

While you might rationalize getting a mouthguard from the sporting goods store based on the lower price, you really can’t put a price on your child’s smile. Sure, you may be saving money up front going this route, but if your child athlete receives a blow to the face during a game without the right protection, he or she can damage or lose a tooth. You’ll be paying much more in dental costs if that happens.

Here are some other reasons a customized fit is best:

*PROTECTION*

With a customized mouthguard, your teeth and gums get maximum coverage, and thus, maximum protection. If you were to buy a mouthguard from the store, even the boil-and-bite kind that promises a personalized fit, there will inevitably be areas of your mouth that aren’t fully protected. This is especially true if your mouthguard keeps sliding around while you’re running around during practices and games.

*COMFORT*

Athletic gear must be comfortable. Your uniform should fit snugly so you can move freely, swiftly, and safely. Likewise, equipment such as pads, helmets, shoes, and gloves need to feel as though they’re a natural part of you so you’re not distracted by the discomfort of something that’s too tight or too loose. If what you’re wearing doesn’t feel right, you probably won’t wear it.

The same rule applies to your mouthguard. A custom-fit is a comfortable fit, making it more likely that you’ll wear it each time you play so you can minimize the risk of injury.

*FOCUS*

In the world of sports, there’s always a universal commitment to safety, for players, coaches, and all other participants.

That requires you to always be aware of yourself and your surroundings during practices and games.

It’s almost impossible to focus, though, if your athletic gear doesn’t fit properly. With mouthguards, especially, a loose fit can hinder your ability to breathe easily or to concentrate on anything else but keeping it in place.

This not only affects performance, but it forces you to break the most basic rule of participation, which is safety first.

Schedule An Appointment

Don’t take chances when it comes to your family’s smiles!

Make sure your child athlete has adequate protection against dental damage with a custom mouthguard from Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox, DMD.

Call our Swedesboro, NJ dental office today at 856-997-2767 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

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