Protect Your Mouth from Trauma: 3 Sports That Should Require Mouthguards
- Posted on: Apr 30 2016
Getting hit in the mouth and chipping or losing a tooth while playing a sport isn’t as uncommon as you might think. If you participate in any sort of sport where your mouth might come into contact with some sort of blunt force object, you should consider contacting Dr. Nazila Bidabadi for a custom mouthguard. From racquetball to baseball, here are a few sports that you should consider wearing a mouthguard while playing.
Tennis Or Racquetball
Yes, to you it might sound like a casual and relaxing morning to spend on the tennis or racquetball court, but to your mouth, it’s a whole different experience. Because both of these sports involve tennis or racquetball’s traveling near your face at extremely high speeds, you are more likely to get hit in the mouth and potentially lose a tooth. By wearing a mouthguard while playing either of these racquet sports, however, you can help to feel confident that your teeth will remain protected while you enjoy a fun and relaxing game.
Baseball Or Softball
Although neither baseball or softball are considered to contact sports by most athletes, there is still plenty of opportunities to be whacked in the face with a ball and lose a tooth. Whether you play pitcher or batter, with a ball flying quickly at your face, it can take only a matter of seconds for you to get hit in the mouth and lose or chip a tooth. Don’t risk it and wear a mouthguard.
Sure, the last thing you will want to be wearing while skating down the street is a mouthguard which is totally understandable. But if you enjoy spending time at a skate park, then you should consider wearing a mouthguard. Just as you wouldn’t dare to get on a half-pipe without a helmet, the same concept should apply to wearing a mouthguard— if you fall while doing a trick and hit your mouth on the concrete, you are toast.
If you participate in any of the above sports and would like to learn more about having a custom mouthguard made for you, contact Dr. Nazila Bidabadi at Soft Touch Dentistry.