Easy Tips From Your ARCH Orthodontist for A Touchdown Smile (On & Off The Field)

boy with sports mouthguardIt’s time you joined us in the oral health huddle! Because fall temperatures and October have finally in Greater Boston, your ARCH Orthodontist wants to take a moment to go over a few important ways you can stay on top of your smile game whether you’re on the field, on the ice, at home, at school, or at work.

Mouthguards & Braces: A Protective Relationship

It doesn’t matter how old you are or if you currently have braces, if you partake in any high impact sports such as football and hockey or other high-intensity activities, your ARCH Orthodontist will tell you that’s crucial that you protect your smile. This is especially true if you or your child currently has braces. It’s an investment you won’t want to damage! Mouthguards are a must-have for most athletes and are well worth the money.

Accidents Happen. Take Care of Your Teeth

No matter if you’re skating down the ice going head to head with the goalie, in the running for a stellar touchdown pass, or wrestling your way to success on the mats, you’ll always want to make sure your mouth and your braces from ARCH Orthodontics are safe. Permanent and baby teeth run the risk of being knocked out and chipped while your lips, gums, and cheeks are highly susceptible to injury too. We don’t want to you avoid sports and being healthy, that’s why we always recommend speaking to your general dentist or us about a custom mouthguard.

What Kind of Mouthguard Should I Use?

If you’re involved in sports or the parent of a child that likes to play, then you probably know that there’s no shortage in mouthguard options to choose from. They’re usually made of a plastic material that’s molded around your teeth, and they’re readily available from sporting goods shops, online, and from your dentist or ARCH orthodontist in Greater Boston. You’ve probably used the traditional boil-and-bite or standard option at least once in the past. They’re easy to use, affordable, and ready to go when you are. But how comfortable are they? The last thing you want to worry about is your teeth or be gagging on a clunky mouthguard when you’re trying to bring home a big win for your team.

Your dentist and your ARCH Orthodontist will always recommend that you get a custom-fitted mouthguard at the office. We can find a brand and color that perfectly match your smile and your style.

Don’t wait until it’s too late and your teeth or braces are damaged because of sports. Getting a custom mouthguard is easy, painless, and worth the short time you’ll have to stop by the office for a fitting. Ask your orthodontist at any of our Greater Boston locations in Orleans, Hyannis, Stoughton, Hyde Park, Westwood, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, and Randolph how we can help you or the little athlete in your family. Your smile and your braces depend on you to keep them safe while you’re enjoying your favorite sports!

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