Fall sports are already underway in many schools across the country.
Even if the game schedule hasn’t officially begun, you or a young athlete in your family have probably already started conditioning, been to a try-out, and commenced a grueling practice schedule.
That means you need to visit Bayou Dental Group for a custom athletic mouthguard from one of our highly-trained Monroe, LA dentists!
Today, we’re giving you some insight on why you need a customized fit so that your teeth and gums have all the protection they need to keep your smile healthy, strong, and safe during the fall sports season!
The Benefits Of Customization
You probably don’t stock your closet and drawers with one-size-fits-all tops, pants, or shoes, right? That’s because you know that anything you wear should fit you well, not just so it looks better, but so it feels better and serves its purpose appropriately.
Then why would you buy a one-size-fits-all athletic mouthguard?
Here are three significant benefits to customization when it comes to getting the right mouthguard for you or your child athlete:
*The Proper Fit Means Proper Protection*
A volleyball player with knee pads that keep sliding down to their ankles because they’re too big will do absolutely nothing to protect their knees when they dive low for the ball.
This is true for any piece of athletic equipment that doesn’t fit the way it’s supposed to.
It just won’t protect you.
That’s why a custom mouthguard from your dentist is the best defense your teeth and gums have against dental injuries. It’s especially measured and designed for your mouth so you get full coverage and adequate protection.
*The Proper Fit Means Fewer Distractions*
Distraction not only will negatively affect an athlete’s performance, but it also creates a safety hazard. You should be able to focus on your surroundings with as few distractions as possible.
When your mouthguard fits perfectly, you’re going to be able to breathe freely and easily so your focus can be where it needs to be, which is on the field or the court.
*The Proper Fit Means Better Comfort*
No one likes to be uncomfortable, especially if you’re an athlete who relies on ease of mobility to perform. Loose, baggy clothes and gear create a hazardous obstruction, and tight clothes and gear can create pain and discomfort during a game, and likely, the days after.
To avoid either problem, you’re less likely to wear a poorly-fitting mouthguard at all. But one that’s made by a dentist just for you will fit properly and comfortably, so you’re more likely to wear it come game time!
Schedule An Appointment
Before the season gets too far underway, make sure the athlete’s smile in your family is safe from harm.