Benefits of Sports Mouth Guards

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Fri, 08/01/2014

It’s back to school for students in North Carolina, which means fall sports teams are starting to practice. When you and your student athlete are shopping for safety equipment, you should also consider visiting our Goldsboro dentists to learn more about a custom mouth guard.

A sports mouth guard can save your child’s teeth if he or she suffers injury to the mouth during play. Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles is an authorized provider of the ArmourBite┬« Mouthguard by Under Armour. This mouth guard is customized to fit each patient’s unique bite, providing more protection and comfort than one-size-fits-all brands from the sporting goods store.

Key advantages of wearing a mouth guard during athletic events include:

  • Protection for the teeth, tongue, lips, and other parts of the mouth from blows to the face
  • Reduced risk of damage to braces and other oral appliances
  • Insulates muscles and joints in the jaw from excess pressure caused by clenching

Many athletes clench their jaw in response to the stress and intense activity of a game. Extreme, persistent clenching can damage the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connecting the upper and lower jaw, causing severe facial pain and headaches. The ArmourBite® Mouthguard is specially designed to reduce pressure on the jaw and maintain an open airway for optimal performance on the field.

Every family’s schedule is about to get busy with school, practice, and games, so contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles or call 252-291-2892 today to get fitted for your custom mouth guard. Our dentists serve patients throughout the Goldsboro area.

Dixon Boles & Associates