An athlete participating in contact sports has a higher chance of sustaining a significant oral-facial injury. Multiple studies by the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy of Sports Dentistry have found that the use of properly fitted, or custom made mouthguards, reduce the oral-facial injury rate significantly in contact sports. A custom made mouthguard is of the utmost importance for participation in many sports including football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, soccer or any other sport that involves contact with other players or the game’s equipment. Many people are unaware that store-bought mouthguards simply do not provide the protection necessary for teeth or against concussions in these contact sports.
Dr. Lirio is a member of the Academy of Sports Dentistry and is trained in the fabrication of professional grade custom athletic mouthguards. We can create in-office custom fitted, pressure-laminated mouthguard to provide optimum protection for your smile while also making it easier to breathe & speak while playing your sport.