In sports, it is often said that the best defense is a good offense. At Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry, we also like to take a proactive stance on protecting your teeth. There are simple precautions you can take to keep your teeth healthy if you have an active lifestyle. That is why we provide custom-fitted mouthguards for people that participate in sports of all kinds.
While your teeth are covered in a protective layer of enamel that lends strength and durability, a fall or blow to the face can still damage them. Cracks, chips, and fractures can all occur easier than you might think. And while some might seem like only superficial problems, any of these can lead to serious issues, including major decay.
Using a mouthguard can prevent these injuries from occurring if you play active, contact sports. But not all mouthguards are created equal. They can be purchased at sporting goods stores, but these may not fit properly and can make breathing difficult. The best way to get a mouthguard that fits comfortably and functions properly is to get a custom one from Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry.
Our mouthguards are molded to your unique mouth shape and tooth alignment. We also keep your individual sport in mind. This helps ensure optimal protection for your teeth while not detracting from your performance in your sport.
If you participate in a contact sport and need a new mouthguard, please call our office here in Bend, OR, to learn more. Take control of protecting your teeth.