Do you have family members who play sports? Or you’re an athlete yourself? It’s a great way to get your body into shape – but you might be putting your teeth at risk. According to a recent study, up to 40 percent of all dental injuries are related to sports.
Given that statistic, it’s a good idea to consider custom mouthguards from The Smile Center to protect your family’s teeth. Our Murrells Inlet, SC and Georgetown, SC dentist will fit you for a mouthguard. Then, depending on your requirements, we either make it in-house or work with a respected laboratory.
Want to protect your family’s teeth during athletic activities? Call The Smile Center to find out more about our custom athletic mouthguards.
Custom Athletic Mouthguards vs. “Boil-and-Bite”
A custom mouthguard is made using impressions we take of your upper and lower jaws. Doing so guarantees a more comfortable fit than you’ll get with a “boil-and-bite” mouthguard purchased from a drugstore. A better fit means you’ll be more likely to actually wear it!
In addition to a custom fit, benefits of mouthguards from our Georgetown, SC and Murrells Inlet, SC dentist office
- Durability. Custom mouthguards are made out of quality materials that will better withstand abuse both on and off the field. So you won’t have to replace them as often as the drugstore models.
- Customized to your sport. Different sports require different levels of padding. Our dentists will design a mouthguard that offers the right level of protection for your sport. You may even be able to get a mouthguard in your team colors!
- Easier to breathe and speak. The better fit means you won’t have to clench your teeth to keep your mouthguard in place. So you’ll be able to breathe and speak more easily. Again, this increases the odds you’ll actually wear your mouthguard.
Need a custom athletic mouthguard? The Smile Center has got you covered! Call 843-492-5026 for an appointment in Georgetown, SC or 843-491-5353 to visit Murrells Inlet, SC. You can also use our online form.
We also make custom night guards to relieve TMJ symptoms.