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Did you know there are sports that you should protect your smile while participating in? Well, it’s true. This is because the high contact can result in a blow to the face. The blow to the face can result in oral injury, like knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, damaged gums and more. A mouthguard can protect your smile by covering your arch of teeth and by absorbing the force applied to the mouth when you’re hit.

There are many sports that should involve smile protection with a mouthguard. Those sports are:

-Ice hockey
-Roller derby

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 more sporting goods stores. The stock guard is ready to wear while the boil-and-bite guard needs to be quickly fitted. The custom-made mouthguards are available at your dental office and are crafted by your dentist.

To learn more about mouthguards 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 help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!