Celebrate National Facial Protection Month

boy playing lacrosse wearing a mouthguardAll-In-One Dental is here to celebrate your smile and National Facial Protection Month. If you play sports, it’s essential that you take measures to protect your smile just as you protect other parts of your body. Combine a dental plan in Florida with a quality mouthguard to keep your teeth in your mouth where they belong. Celebrate National Facial Protection Month before you celebrate your victory on the court or the field.

Your Options for Mouthguards

With the weather starting to warm up, more and more people are venturing outside to indulge in their favorite sports. Don’t forget to shop for a mouthguard while you’re shopping for new athletic shoes. You’ll be able to choose from:

  • A stock mouthguard
  • A “boil-and-bite” mouthguard
  • Custom-made mouthguard

If you only play sports occasionally, a stock mouthguard may offer you enough protection to keep you smiling with confidence. Anyone who’s on a team or an avid player may want to opt for a custom mouthguard made to fit a specific individual’s mouth and designed for the rigors of a specific sport. Check with your dentist to see if you have a protruding jaw. If you do, you may need a mouthguard that protects your lower teeth as well as your upper teeth.

No matter what kind of mouthguard you choose, it should be tear-resistant, durable, comfortable, and easy to speak and breathe around. If you like, you can also get a mouthguard that comes with a strap so it can hang from a face mask or helmet when you don’t need it.

Taking Care of Your Mouthguard

You’ll want to use either an antiseptic mouthwash or cold water to rinse your mouthguard with before and after each game. Keep your mouthguard in a perforated and firm container when you aren’t using it to allow for proper air circulation and to keep it from becoming damaged.

For more useful tips on properly protecting your mouth, or if you’d like information on affordable dental plans in Florida, contact All-In-One Dental Plan today.