Do you participate in contact sports? If so, Dr. Atkinson strongly recommends wearing a mouth guard while you are active. A mouth guard in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, is a small, fitted appliance that fits tightly over your teeth and protects them from the hard, forceful objects that hit them. We genuinely care about your well-being and comfort, and we ask that you meet with your dentist regarding a mouth guard as soon as possible. Our team at Smiles Dental is eager to protect your teeth!
Our dentist is dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and free from pain. To help us do this, we provide several types of mouth guards at our office. For our athletic patients, we often recommend a type of mouth guard called an athletic mouth guard or sports guard. Sports guards fit over your teeth while you play sports and participate in other athletic activities to protect your smile from injury. Sports guards are especially important for our patients who play high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, and rugby; however, all types of athletes can benefit from an athletic mouth guard. Whether you play soccer, basketball, or baseball, a sports guard can be a great way to protect your smile and keep it safe.
While a number of types of athletic mouth guards are available, a custom-made mouth guard is the most effective in protecting your smile. This type of mouth guard is designed to comfortably fit your smile and prevent dental injury such as knocked out and chipped teeth. A sports guard can also help to prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, and gums.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about mouth guards and their benefits. We look forward to caring for your smile!