If a family member is finding athletic gear under the tree this year, make sure you give them a sports mouthguard too. A mouthguard is just as important as helmets, pads, and similar protective equipment – if not more so. 

About 5 million teeth get knocked out every year, many of them because of accidents that happen during sports. Lots of teeth are broken and otherwise damaged. An injury that happens in childhood can permanently affect your smile. To see what we mean, check out this short video of actor Joe Manganiello telling Kelly Clarkson about his experience. 

While you can get athletic mouthguards at a store, we recommend a custom-made one. Since a custom mouthguard is made using impressions of your loved one’s teeth, it will fit them perfectly. No frustrating boil-and-bite process is needed to adjust it. The guard will stay put, even if your athlete takes a hard hit. Perhaps most important, it will be so comfortable they won’t “forget” to wear it. 

Call Dr. James C. Ross today at 248-697-2487 or contact us online to schedule an appointment for a mouthguard fitting in Novi, MI. With the coming of the New Year, now is also a great time to be thinking about making smile improvements. Dr. Ross, an award-winning cosmetic dentist, would love to help!