Mouthguards are a general dental service that benefits patients who play contact sports. Sports like soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, skateboarding, martial arts, hockey, or lacrosse require mouth guards. The American Dental Association estimates that sports mouth guards can prevent over 200,000 injuries. Protect chipped or cracked teeth by wearing a custom-fit and comfortable mouthguard. Dr. Joseph A. Catanzano III, DDS provides patients with custom sports mouthguards in Washington, D.C. Dr. Catanzano and his team are dedicated to giving patients options that are designed with comfort and functionality.
Benefits of Mouthguards
There are many benefits that a custom sports mouthguard can offer a patient. Mouthguards:
- Minimize the risk of bruising and injury to the soft tissues in the mouth
- Reduce the chance of contact sports-related concussions
- Protect the lower jaw from trauma
- Reduce stress on the neck
- Help minimize the risk of chipped and damaged teeth
- Reduce the risk of knocked out teeth
- Allow the wearer to speak clearly
If you play sports and need a mouthguard, call 202.315.2188. The team at Foxhall Smiles will be happy to create a mouthguard that protects your teeth comfortably and effectively.
Treatment with Mouthguards
Creating a custom-designed mouthguard requires a few visits to our Washington, D.C. dental office. During your appointment, Dr. Catanzano will take molds of your teeth. Using these molds, the mouthguard will be fabricated in a lab. When it is complete, Dr. Catanzano will check the size and fit on your mouthguard to ensure it is secure.
Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard can reduce your risk of permanent injury to your teeth and jaw and even tooth loss. A preventative measure like a mouthguard saves money in the long run and can even reduce the chance of injury or concussion. Over-the-counter mouth guards that are not custom-fit can easily fall out and may interfere with breathing and speaking. They also may not be as comfortable as custom professional mouth guards.
Request a Consultation
Are you looking for a custom sports mouthguard? Protect your teeth from sports injuries. Call Foxhall smiles for comfortable care today at 202.315.2188. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Catanzano on our website.