Sports and Mouthguards

Store Bought Mouthguards vs. Those Made by Your Dentist

Did you know there is a drastic difference between store bought mouthguards and those custom fit and created by Dr. Baker Chambliss? Summer sports are popular in the Birmingham area and the infographic below shares some interesting findings regarding mouthguards. At Medplex Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that mouthguards should be treated as a piece of sports equipment, just like padding or cleats. They provide a layer of protection against oral injuries that could affect your child for the rest of his or her life. The American Dental Association recommends wearing custom mouthguards for the following sports, which can occur year-round:

  • Acrobatics
  • Baseball and Softball infielders
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Racquetball
  • Roller hockey
  • Rugby
  • Shot putting
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

The infographic below highlights the statistics related to oral injuries in kids’ sports.

Play it safe - with custom-fit mouthguards from Pro-Form

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