Oral injuries occur much more frequently than most of us would like to believe. Compelling proof of this can be seen in many dental journal studies. Oral injuries are not only painful but expensive to fix! An athlete who engages in a sport has a 45% chance to sustain an injury sometime during their playing career. Because of these facts, many sports organizations have made mouthguards mandatory! Football and hockey are not the only sports where injuries can occur! Mouthguards should be worn in all sports where contact may occur with another athlete or the playing field.
Over the years, I have seen countless lip,and tooth injuries resulting in deformities, loss of teeth, destruction of beautiful smiles, severe pain, and expensive rehabilitation. Some injuries will occasionally lead to a lifetime with a compromised smile due to bone and tooth loss. Sadly it most often occurs in children and young adults. Facial injuries can devastate a young person's delicate self esteem.The vast majority of these injuries are completely preventable with a properly fitting mouthguard!
Used by professional athletes, and anyone desiring maximum protection, performance, accurate fit, comfort, and choice of color and/or logo.
Professionally made Pressure-formed Custom Mouthguards*
Highly accurate impression
Highly customizable Drufomat high pressure laminate former
Registering the bite
Dentist preparing mouthguard
Dental heater forming bite
*We at Crystal Lake Dental Associates exclusively provide this type of mouthguard.
The professionally pressure formed custom-made mouthguard is the superior type ofmouthguard available because it is fabricated by a dental professional to fit the unique characteristics of the athletes mouth. Highly precise custom impressions are taken and Composed of a thermoplastic polymer and fabricated over a cast of the athlete's dentition, the custom mouth protector does not have the bulk or retention problems associated with the other types of mouthguards. These are the most comfortable mouthguards to wear! The dentistwill also be able to register your bite into the mouthguard for a very comfortable fit and bite. Research has shown that athletes can breathe 40% better with custom-made mouth protectors as opposed to all other types, and speech is minimally affected. Having a good flow of oxygen is essential for optimal performance and reduces the chance of muscle fatigue. We have logos for the local high school teams that can be applied along with identification or a phone number.
Available at Crystal Lake Dental Associates
815 459 2202
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If you have questions about mouthguards, call our dental office in Crystal Lake. We'll be happy to help you decide which type of mouthguard is best for you.
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