Guards: Sports Guard

Athletes: You Need a Mouthguard

If you play sports, you need a mouthguard. Period. When it comes to protecting your teeth, Dr. Harris believes in being proactive. So for athletes — of all ages and stages — a mouthguard is an absolute must.

Think mouthguards are only important for high-risk or contact sports like football, hockey, basketball, or boxing? Guess again. Non-contact sports like baseball, softball, cycling, and volleyball can cause painful dental injuries. Many recreational activities like cycling and skateboarding also can be hazardous to your teeth. Even if you’re playing in an adult league, or you’re just out to have fun, prevention of injury should always be your goal.

What if you’re hit in the face with a ball during a game? Accidentally get elbowed by a teammate? Fall off your bike or skateboard? Mouthguards help protect against:

  • Broken teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Lip cuts
  • Broken jaw
  • Tongue injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Cuts to the inside of your mouth
  • Damage to bridges
  • Damage to braces

Why not just buy one off the shelf at a department or sporting goods store? A mouthguard created by Dr. Harris just for you will not only offer better protection, it will be more comfortable. And if it’s more comfortable, you’re more likely to wear it. Right?

Whatever your age, and whatever your game, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You buy the right shoes. You wear the right gear. Maybe you’ll even wear a helmet. Let Dr. Harris help you put dental safety first with a mouthguard custom-fitted for you. Your mouth deserves it!


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Each time I come in to see Dr. Harris, I’m amazed at how great the experience is. I’ve had lots of dental work done in my lifetime and I’ve never seen a dentist and staff so dedicated to the comfort and relaxation of the patient. I’m so glad my husband and I found this dental practice!

- Mary, Mosely