Mouth guards are a necessary piece of equipment for athletes of any age. Whether you play football, soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, wrestling or even baseball, if contact is possible, you should wear a mouth guard. They can prevent your teeth and jaw from suffering structural damage and can save your tongue and lips from lacerations. Mouth guards can even decrease the risk of concussions, and Dr. Dipika Shah can provide you with one in Holmdel, NJ to protect your jaw, cheeks, teeth, tongue and lips during sports.
While you can buy mouth guards in most sporting goods stores, you should be wary of these. They can be ill-fitting and uncomfortable and unlikely to offer you the best level of protection. If you really want to protect your mouth during sports, a custom mouth guard from the dentists offers the highest level of protection. Created specifically for you, the mouth guard is made with a thin plastic that is hardened after being custom fit to your mouth. Its thinness allows you to breathe easier, which is important when playing team sports.
While they are available in most sporting goods stores, you should be wary of buying a mouth guard there. To ensure that you perform at your best and are protected on the field, rink or court, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dipika Shah for your custom mouth guard. To schedule an appointment at Gentle Dental in Holmdel, NJ, call 732-264-8180. For more information about the dentist and his services, visit www.dentistnj.com.