Avoid Sports Injuries: Protect Those Teeth!

Categories: Dental Health

sports dentistry MonktonAt Hereford Dental Health near Sparks, we want to raise awareness of the importance of athletic mouth protection. Patients should think of custom mouthguards as a critical part of their protective gear.

Did you know- over 5 million teeth are knocked out per year? Many of these dental traumas happen on the playing field or court. Each dislodged tooth involves several trips to the dentist and hundreds of dollars in restoration amounts. Not to mention pain!

Most Monkton parents require their children and teens to wear helmets when biking and shinguards while playing soccer. Parents should also emphasize the importance of mouth protection from your child’s very first 5-year-old T-ball game. And we all need to practice what we preach.

There are three main types of mouthguards:

  • ready-to-wear.  The stock mouth protectors are pre-formed and ready to wear. Unfortunately, they rarely fit well.
  • boil and bite. They are to be softened in water and then formed to the mouth (follow the manufacturer’s instructions).
  • custom-fitted.

We offer custom sports mouthguards, Under Armour Mouth Guard ArmourBite®,  that provide the highest level of protection and comfort. Mouth protectors that are comfortable are more likely to be worn by kids who complain about wearing a mouthguard.

Mouth protection is extremely essential for Monkton patients with braces or fixed bridge work. 

If you are actively pursuing an active lifestyle, call our office in Monkton, near Sparks MD, today and we will fit you for an Under Armour Mouth Guard.


Contact Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS:


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16928 York Rd
Monkton, Maryland


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