Sports Dentistry in Delray Beach, FL
Advanced Dentistry South Florida is proud to be the official team dentist of Florida Atlantic University Athletics and have one of our own as a Fellow in the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Dentistry plays an important role in athletics today. Most athletes are unaware of the dangers that come along with head and neck injuries, especially in football. The team dentist educates the players and athletic staff about the importance of preventing these injuries.
What is Sports Dentistry?
Sports Dentistry is one of the newest fields in dentistry. Training involves the treatment and diagnosis of various sports related dental injuries. It also encompasses the fabrication of custom fitting mouthguards. These have been shown to protect the teeth and help prevent concussions during sports related activities.
Nightguards and Mouthguards
Custom designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouthguards are recommended to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth may be hit. Dental guards also protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Research has shown that custom made mouthguards are also effective in reducing concussions in many contact sports. Nightguards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night as a way to protect their teeth and bite.
If you have decided a guard is right for you, we will take an impression of your teeth which will then be sent to a lab to make a custom fit guard. In most cases, you can choose from a variety of colors and styles.
If you are interested in learning more about sports dentistry, or if you have a question about dental nightguards or mouthguards, please call us at 561-404-4078, or visit our contact page to get in touch with us.