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Did you know there are sports that should require you to wear a mouthguard to help protect your smile during games and practices? Well, it’s true. High-contact sports can result in a blow to the face, which can then result in oral injury, like knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, damaged gums and more. A mouthguard can protect your smile by covering your teeth and absorbing a large amount of the force applied to the mouth when you’re hit.

There are many sports that you should should play while wearing a mouthguard for maximum smile protection. Those sports are:

-Football
-Basketball
-Wrestling
-Rugby
-Softball
-Soccer
-Baseball
-Bicycling
-Volleyball
-Skateboarding/Longboarding
-Surfing
-Squash
-Ice hockey
-Lacrosse
-Roller derby
-Snowboarding
-Skiing

Fortunately, there are many mouthguards available that can help you keep a top-notch smile while participating in high-contact sports. The most common guards include stock mouthguards, boil-and-bite mouthguards and custom-made mouthguards. You can find stock and boil-and-bite guards at several sporting goods stores. The stock guard is ready to wear while the boil-and-bite guard needs to be fitted. Custom-made mouthguards are available at our dental office, where they are crafted by our dentist.

To learn more about how you can protect your smile while wearing a mouthguard in Apple Valley, Minnesota, please reach out to Smiles by Design Dental Care today at 952-432-9155. When you contact our office, our dental team will be more than happy to answer your questions and set up your appointment with Dr. Fred Hermanson. We look forward to your phone call!