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Are you an athlete? If so, you must know that it’s important to protect your smile while you participate in high-contact sports and activities. In order to protect your smile, you need to wear a mouthguard. A mouthguard is a mouth tray that fits over the arch of teeth and absorbs most of the force when you suffer a blow to the face. This can help you avoid dental injuries, like knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, damaged gums and more.

There are many sports that should require mouthguards. Those sports are:

-Ice hockey
-Roller derby

There are many mouthguards available, like stock, boil-and-bite and custom-made mouthguards. The stock and boil-and-bite mouthguards are available at most sporting goods stores. The stock guard is pre-made and the boil-and-bite guard can be fitted to your smile after being warmed in boiling water. The custom-made mouthguards are available at your dental office. They are made for your specific smile.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about mouthguards in Duluth, Georgia, please reach out to Meadowbrook Family Dentistry today at 770-622-5909. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!