Athletic Mouth Guards

Dentist in Wilmington, NC

Playing sports requires protective gear, and a vital piece of equipment is an athletic mouthguard. An estimated 13-39 percent of all dental injuries happen while the victim is playing sports. More than 200,000 injuries to the teeth and mouth have been prevented in American football by making mouthguards mandatory.

Tooth and mouth injuries do not end with contact sports. Recent research has found that athletes who play sports such as basketball are just as likely to suffer face, mouth, and teeth injuries. Sports involving balls, hoops, goals, and other surfaces of play can all lead from contact to mouth injuries.

Protecting your teeth with an athletic mouthguard is vital to protecting your oral health. Dr. Jacob Long will custom fit a guard to keep you safe.

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