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If you’re an athlete who plays high-contact sports and activities, then you need to remember to wear a mouthguard. This is because mouthguards can protect your teeth and gums from oral injury. In high-contact sports and activities, there is a high chance you can suffer a blow to the face. If you’re not wearing a mouthguard, it can result in knocked-out teeth, broken teeth and more.

Here is a list of sports that you should wear a mouthguard while participating in:

-Rugby
-Soccer
-Baseball
-Basketball
-Wrestling
-Football
-Surfing
-Volleyball
-Ice hockey
-Softball
-Bicycling
-Skateboarding/Longboarding
-Snowboarding
-Skiing
-Lacrosse
-Squash
-Roller derby

There are many mouthguards available to protect your smile. You can find stock and boil-and-bite mouthguards at most sporting goods stores. The stock guard is pre-made and ready to wear while the boil-and-bite guard will need to be fitted. The instructions to do so are on the package and are quite easy. Your dentist offers custom-made mouthguards to protect your teeth and gums. If you’re interested in this type of guard, it’s best to schedule an appointment.

Do you have any questions about mouthguards in Redwood City, California? If so, please contact Donald R. Hermansen DDS when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial 650-716-2500 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!