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The One Piece of Gear Every Athlete Needs | Matthew Lindsten DMD

Rockford, IL Dentist

Injuries to your mouth can be painful and costly. Athletes are particularly susceptible to mouth and tooth injuries, making mouthguards an essential piece of protective gear. At Lindsten Dentistry, Matthew Lindsten DMD and our team are here to help you find the right mouthguard to keep your teeth safe while you play.

Why Wear a Mouthguard?
Mouthguards are crucial for protecting your teeth during physical activity. Injuries to the mouth can result in cracked or even lost teeth. Moreover, the soft tissues in your mouth, like your tongue, cheeks, and lips, can also be injured during sports. Mouthguards act as a shield, reducing the risk of such injuries.

Do All Athletes Need a Mouthguard?
Absolutely. While high-contact sports like hockey, wrestling, football, and boxing carry the highest risk, all athletes can benefit from wearing mouthguards. Gymnasts, baseball players, basketball players — anyone engaging in physical activity — should consider using mouthguards as part of their protective gear.

Which Mouthguard Is Most Effective?
During your visit to Lindsten Dentistry, our team will assist you in finding the best mouthguard for your needs. There are various options available, from store-bought to custom-fitted mouthguards. Proper fit is essential for effectiveness.

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, we may recommend a specialized mouthguard. Braces can increase the risk of mouth injuries, especially during sports. Our team will ensure you have the right protection.

Prevention is key to avoiding oral sports injuries. Contact Lindsten Dentistry to learn more about finding the perfect mouthguard for you. Your smile’s safety is our priority!

Lindsten Dentistry of Rockford
Phone: 815-398-3900
1437 South Bell School Road
Rockford, IL 61108

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Rockford, IL 61108

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