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If you or a member of your family is involved in sports or sports-related activities, we at Cascade Dental Care urge you to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. Every year, at least five million teeth are knocked out. However, individuals who wear mouth guards are 60 times less likely to lose a tooth than those who don’t.

Participants in both organized and unorganized sports are susceptible to sports injuries, no matter their gender, age, or skill level. Even non-contact activities, like ice skating and gymnastics, can result in dental injuries, which is why the American Dental Association has endorsed the use of orofacial protectors in all sports-related activities since the mid-1990s.

Mouth guards have been proven to reduce the risk of dental emergencies among athletes. A mouth guard is designed to cushion the teeth and jaw, allowing it to absorb blows to the face without injuring the teeth or soft tissue of the mouth. The use of a mouth guard can also reduce the likelihood of a concussion and other serious head injuries.

Cascade Dental Care offers custom made mouth guards to protect your mouth, lips, tongue, jaw, and face. These mouth guards are designed to fit comfortably in your mouth without inhibiting breathing or speaking.

We encourage the use of mouth guards at all athletic events, even practices, to prevent the need for future dental work. To learn more about mouth guards in Longview, Washington, contact our office at 360-425-8140. Dr. Mark Teigen is happy to sit down with you to discuss being fitted for a mouth guard.