Prevent Sports Injuries to the Teeth, Lips and Jaw

For custom sports mouth guards in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, you can call Serenity Dental in Land O’Lakes/Lutz.

Dentist-made mouth guards are not the same as mouth guards available for purchase in stores. Over-the-counter mouth guards do not fit snugly and are easily dislodged. They are bulky and uncomfortable to wear. Because of the bulk, they can also impede breathing.

Custom mouth guards are fabricated from an impression of the mouth for optimal fit and optimal protection. Custom mouth guards are comfortable and allow for normal speech and breathing. They also help absorb the energy of a blow to the head, jaw, neck or face.

Every April, National Facial Protection Month works to raise public awareness and remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe while playing sports. Keep in mind that water sports have a high incidence of dental injuries, including boating of all kinds, surfing, water skiing and jet skiing.

The Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the American Dental Association (ADA), of which Drs. Nilash and Nitash Patel are members, support making this month a time to help people learn more about how simple it can be to protect your mouth and face.

Now is the perfect time to schedule spring and summer dental cleanings and checkups in combination with other services such as a custom sports mouthguard, nighttime bruxism mouthguard, or professional teeth whitening. Give us a call today!