It’s fall sport seasons, and as you and your children lace up your cleats and wash off your jersey, make sure you mouth guard is also ready to go. Dr. Leslie Johnson, your Fort Collins family dentist, wants to emphasize the sheer importance of wearing a mouth guard.
Mouth guards not only protect your teeth and mouth from injury if you fall or get hit in the face by another player or piece of equipment, but also prevent jaw injuries. They are recommended for all sports, but are more crucial in high contact and high intensity activities. Many of your favorite fall sports fall into this category, including football and lacrosse. Protecting your mouth with a mouth guard can save you thousands of dollars and a painful experience, so keep yourself out of the dentist chair and make sure you protect your pearly whites.