Sports dentistry and sports mouthguards were not conceived just for competitive athletes, but for everyone who enjoys physical activity in which traumatic impact to the face and mouth may occur.

Dental injuries sustained during athletic activity can be painful, potentially disfiguring and costly to treat. Injuries can occur during team or individual sports, regardless of whether they’re full-contact, low-contact or noncontact.

Among the most common sports dental injuries are:

  • Broken teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Lost teeth
  • Jaw fractures
  • Upper-arch fractures
  • Tongue, lip and cheek injuries
  • Gum damage

In most circumstances, these injuries can be prevented with the use of a properly fitting, custom-made mouthguard. A quality sports mouthguard fitted by an experienced dental professional like Burke, Virginia, dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban provides stabilization to your jaw and protects your teeth from the impactful forces of physical activity.

If you’re the parent of a child who participates in sports or an athletically inclined individual who would like to learn more about the benefits of sports mouthguards, please contact accomplished Burke, Virginia, dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban.