What costs us $33 billion in healthcare and 20 million lost days at school? Sports related injuries. In fact, 12 million people between ages 5 and 22 suffer a sport-related injury annually.
Injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries received by athletes. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums. If you participate in basketball, boxing, hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, track and field, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting or wrestling, it is recommended by the American Dental Association that you wear a mouthguard.
Because Knowlton Dental Associates believes strongly in the health benefits of mouthguards, we create custom sports mouthguards for local high school, college and semi-professional sports team athletes at no charge. Mouth guards are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury, and customized mouth guards hold teeth in place and allow for normal speech and breathing.
Want to know how we create custom mouthguards? Watch this video!