While you’re dusting off the cobwebs and engaging in your favorite spring sport, don’t forget to keep your smile safe from injury with the help of a custom athletic mouthguard from Northwest Dental Group.
To book a fitting for a mouthguard at either of our two Rochester, MN dentist offices, call 507-315-2932 today. Regardless of which one you visit, we’ll be able to make a comfortable and effective mouthguard that will help prevent many forms of dental injuries.
Because it is much easier to avoid a dental problem than it is to treat one, we offer many forms of preventive dentistry services at Northwest Dental Group. By keeping your smile safe and healthy today, you won’t have to undergo an expensive and involved dental treatment tomorrow.
We don’t want financial concerns or your busy schedule preventing you from getting the dental treatments and services you need, so we accept a large variety of payment options and also offer some flexible hours that many other dentists don’t. You can even get an appointment taken care of before you need to go to work since we open at 7:00 a.m. each weekday.
Maintain Your Gorgeous Grin With A Custom Athletic Mouthguard
You may be wondering why you should visit a dentist for a mouthguard when you could easily get one at a sporting goods store or online for cheaper. Well, to put it simply, you get what you pay for when you get an athletic mouthguard.
There are basically two types of store-bought options for mouthguards, one-size-fits-all models and boil-and-bite options. While these mouthguards are probably better than nothing when it comes to protecting smiles from injury and helping you avoid a dental emergency, they are far from ideal.
On top of being uncomfortable because they don’t fit your mouth precisely, store-bought mouthguards are made from inferior material and don’t work nearly as well compared to custom options like those we offer at Northwest Dental Group.
You don’t have to be participating in contact sports for it to be a good idea to invest in a custom mouthguard. If your favorite physical activity involves any of the following, you should at least consider visiting us for one:
- Catching or throwing objects
- Frequent changes in direction
Here’s a brief list of some of the most popular spring sports that you should get a custom mouthguard for:
- Certain track and field events, like pole vaulting
- Mountain biking
- Extreme sports like skateboarding
While no mouthguard can absolutely guarantee protection from all forms of dental injury, our custom options will work very well for you. For example, you may get hit in the face while you’re getting active and still suffer some bruising or swelling of your lips, but your teeth will most likely remain in place and undamaged.
If you already have a mouthguard and you want to make sure it’s in good shape for the spring, bring it into one of our offices and we’ll happily take a look!