Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mouthguards for Sports

One of the many dental services provided by Dr. Alice Lau at her Gaithersburg, Maryland, offices is the custom fitting of protective mouth guards.

If you participate in any contact sport, you can limit or prevent injury to your teeth, jaw, tongue, lips, and cheeks by wearing a protective mouth guard. Mouth guards are also helpful in limiting the risk of concussion.

Over-the-counter mouth guards, which can be purchased at sporting goods retail stores, do not provide the highest level of protection. Those non-custom mouth guards will probably not fit you perfectly, or even fit you well. They may also cause discomfort.

The custom-fitted mouth guards made for you by Dr. Alice Lau will do the following for you.
  • Allow you to remove any removable oral prosthesis while you are playing sports.
  • Help prevent fractures and displacements of your teeth.
  • Help protect opposing teeth from violent contact with each other.
  • Reduce the risk of concussion.
  • Help prevent fractures and/or damage to your lower jaw.
  • Help prevent injury to your neck.
  • Help protect the soft tissues of your mouth.
If you do not use a protective mouth guard when you are playing sports, you are many time more likely to damage your teeth and mouth. The cost of dental and medical care resulting from such damage can be quite expensive, many times the cost of a custom protective mouth guard.

Make an appointment today with Dr. Alice Lau to be fitted for your custom mouth guard.
Alice Lau, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.
Comprehensive Family Dentistry
9017 Shady Grove Court
Gaithersbubrg, MD 20877
 Phone: (301) 921-8899
Internet site: http://www.dralicelau.com

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