Custom Athletic Mouthguards in Spring Valley

Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of athletic mouthguards, citing thousands of athletes whose injuries could have been prevented through the use of a custom oral appliance. At Michael G. Hollingshead, DDS, Dr. Hollingshead genuinely cares about the health, safety, and beauty of your family’s smiles. In order to preserve those smiles on the playing field, we provide a complete range of custom oral appliances to both children and adults in Las Vegas and the surrounding communities.

Advantages of Custom Athletic Mouthguards

While it is true that you can find a variety of athletic mouthguards for sale at your local sporting goods store, these generic appliances simply do not offer the level of protection you and your children need during energetic gameplay. Without proper oral protection, athletes are at a significantly higher risk for orofacial injury, including the following:

  • Avulsed teeth (knocked out teeth)
  • Partially avulsed teeth
  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations to tongue, cheeks, lips, and gums
  • Jaw fractures

The American Dental Association strongly recommends that athletes participating in the following activities wear a custom athletic mouthguard in order to avoid serious orofacial injury:

  • Football, soccer, and lacrosse
  • Baseball, basketball, squash, and racquetball
  • Bicycling and skateboarding
  • Gymnastics, acrobatics, and martial arts
  • Boxing, wrestling, and weight lifting
  • Ice hockey, field hockey, and extreme sports
  • Equestrian events
  • Skiing and inline skating
  • Water polo and surfing

While it is impossible to anticipate a situation in which you or your child may suffer a dental injury, it is possible to prepare for these emergencies and even prevent them with a custom athletic mouthguard. Dr. Hollingshead will carefully evaluate your dentition in order to ensure a comfortable, effective fit. Because you never know when you may be hit, knocked to the ground, or otherwise jostled on the court or on the field, your custom oral appliance should be worn during both practices and actual games. Dr. Hollingshead and our team are always here to answer any questions you may have about custom athletic mouthguards, and we invite you to contact us for more information about your preventive dentistry options.

Schedule Your Visit Today

Protect the smiles you cherish most with custom athletic mouthguards for the whole family. If you or your children participate in any type of sport or physically strenuous recreational activity, give us a call today to schedule your visit with Dr. Hollingshead. Our team looks forward to serving your every oral healthcare need with a gentle touch and the most advanced dental technology in the industry. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Las Vegas, NV proudly serves families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Paradise, Summerlin, Spanish Trail, Spring Valley, and more.