Sports are good for your physical fitness. But there’s one part of your body that doesn’t benefit from athletic activity: your mouth. According to an article in the Journal of the American Dental Association, up to 39 percent of all dental injuries are sports-related. Wearing an athletic mouthguard dramatically reduces your risk of injury.
At 1st in Smiles, Dr. Rick Barfield can fit you for a custom athletic mouthguard in our Plano, TX office. A custom mouthguard fits better than a mouthguard purchased from a sporting goods store so you’ll never be tempted to leave it in your locker instead of wearing it. Plus, you won’t have to use the inefficient and frustrating “boil-and-bite” method of preparing it to wear.
Take our quiz to see if you should get an athletic mouthguard. No matter what your score says, Dr. Barfield is happy to talk to you about it. Call us today at 972-380-8105 or contact us online to request an appointment.