For a custom mouth guard for athletics in the Boynton Beach area of Florida, you can call Boynton Beach dentist, Jamie J. Alexander, DDS.
Custom mouth guards are fabricated from an impression of the mouth for optimal fit and optimal protection. Dentist-made mouth guards are not the same as mouth guards available for purchase in stores. Over-the-counter mouth guards do not fit snugly and are easily dislodged. They are bulky and uncomfortable to wear. Because of the bulk, they can also impede breathing. Custom mouth guards are comfortable and allow for normal speech and breathing. They also help absorb the energy of a blow to the head, jaw, neck, or face.
Every April, National Facial Protection Month works to raise public awareness and remind parents, coaches, and athletes to play it safe while playing sports. Keep in mind that water sports have a high incidence of dental injuries, including boating of all kinds, surfing, water skiing, and jet skiing.
The Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the American Dental Association (ADA), of which Dr. Jamie J. Alexander is a member, support making this month a time to help people learn more about how simple it can be to protect your mouth and face.
Dr. Jamie J. Alexander serves patients of all ages, including the children of our adult patients. Now is the perfect time to schedule summer dental cleanings and checkups for the entire family. Give us a call today!