What are athletic mouth guards?

Athletic mouth guards are worn to protect your teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue from damage while you are participating in athletics.

Why are mouth guards important?

Our caring dentist recommends that you protect your mouth from damage by wearing a custom-fit athletic mouth guard while participating in athletics. Athletic mouth guards are especially important in contact sports such as football, soccer, hockey, wrestling, and martial arts. These sports often produce blows to the head, and serious dental injuries can occur.

Do I need an athletic mouth guard?

Many athletic leagues require participants to wear athletic mouth guards in Washington, District Of Columbia. Dr. Feldman can provide you with a custom-fit mouth guard that is compliant with the standards that your athletic league requires. Research has also shown that athletes who wear custom-fit athletic mouth guards are twice as protected against the risk of concussion as those who wear store-bought, generic mouth guards. If you have questions about what mouth guard is right for you, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to be fitted for a mouth guard, we invite you to call our office at the dental office of James K Feldman DDS. We look forward to helping protect your smile!

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