The technology of a custom fabricated guard helps prevent concussions by inhibiting the jaw from crushing into the skull. The guard absorbs the pressure and shock waves that would otherwise be sent to the brain. Depending on what type of guard you choose, you may also be able to select a custom graphic on the front of the guard to display your school pride. Turnaround time for fabrication is approximately two weeks.
Dr. Gorospe provides high quality custom mouth guards to patients that participate in leisure sports as well as professional heavy contact sports. Guards prevent dental trauma, concussion, and some facial lacerations.
Most organized sports now require the use of a mouthguard to participate. Dr. Gorospe recommends patients wear a custom guard as it will stay in place and prevent injury better than a stock guard. Guards should be worn during both practices and competition. The American Dental Association recommends that guards be worn during all contact sports.
- The most frequent type of injury to the face during sports are dental injuries and the majority of these are preventable using mouth guards.
- A fractured tooth costs much more than having a dentist professionally make a mouthguard.
- Mouthguards should be worn at all times during competition; in practice as well as in games.