Mouthguards Save Smiles

     Welcome to the new Farmington Village Dental blog!  With Spring sports in full swing it's time to think about the teeth of all those little athletes out there.

     The well-documented benefits of a healthy lifestyle have been embraced by intelligent adults everywhere. Did you know that wearing a custom-fitted, professionally made athletic mouthguard is considered to be a vital part of that healthy lifestyle? The benefits of professional athletic guards are well known to dentists but you may be unfamiliar with them.

Here is just a sampling: * An athlete is sixty times more likely to sustain damage to teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard. The majority of these dental injuries are preventable simply by wearing a mouthguard! * The cost of a single fractured tooth can reach $3,000.00 (or more) in a worst case scenario. This cost is many times greater than the cost of a custom dentist-made athletic mouthguard. * Besides helping to protect your teeth, a professionally fitted mouthguard also reduces the chances of a head injury (like a concussion) which can occur when one sustains a blow to the jaw, face, neck, or head. * Non-customized off-the-shelf sports mouthguards have the potential to dislodge and cause an airway obstruction making it difficult for the athlete to breathe or even causing the athlete to choke. * In the past, it was common for only contact sports players to wear mouthguards. You will now find athletes wearing mouthguards in all kinds of activities including football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, wrestling, hockey and many more.

So please, be a good sport. Call us at 860-676-2288 to arrange for your custom-fitted athletic mouthguard today!

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