Protecting Your Teeth During Summer Sports And Activities

protecting your teeth with a mouthguard

Summer is here at last!

For many of our patients here at Rocky Ridge Dental, the start of the summer season means the long awaited return to our favorite spots and outdoor activities.

With long daylight hours and warm temperatures, summers are made to be enjoyed outside, and here in the Calgary area there are endless opportunities to get outdoors and make the most of the great weather.

No matter what your sport of choice is – whether you are into running, cycling, swimming, mountain biking, climbing, tennis, golf, soccer, football or anything else – Calgary has you covered.

Unfortunately, sporting injuries are also one of the most common causes of dental emergencies we see here at Rocky Ridge Dental during the summer months.

Today’s blog post is all about highlighting some important and easy-to-implement prevention strategies that you can use to help negate your risk of dental injury this summer so you can spend more time doing the things that you love to do.

 

Introducing the PPM Mouthguard

The PPM Mouthguard is a revolutionary new application of long standing dental philosophies and neuromuscular principles that is specifically designed to not only protect your teeth, but also to enhance your athletic performance.

As specialists in Neuromuscular Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients to understand the role that the TMJ joint in the jaw and the muscles that control it can have in your overall dental health and comfort.

Helping the muscles to relax allows the lower and upper jaw to align better, and also corrects the imbalance that is often caused by tension in the jaw muscles.

Easing that tension and creating a better balance is what the PPM Mouthguard was designed and developed to do, and the benefits of that have applications in just about every sport.

To read more about the science behind how the device works and why better balance can equal better performance, you can read this article right here.

 

How Mouthguards Help To Protect Your Teeth

Although it’s true that restorative and cosmetic dentistry technology has advanced significantly in recent years, preventing dental health problems and issues is always far better and easier than correcting them.

Wearing a good quality and well fitted mouthguard while playing all your favorite summer sports is an easy way to protect your teeth from damage in common sporting accidents.

Providing protection in the event of direct knocks and impacts as well as sudden jolts from falls is only part of the story when it comes to the protection mouthguards can offer.

One of the other key benefits of wearing a well-fitting protective mouthguard when playing sports is to help alleviate pressure in the teeth from over-clenching. Prolonged added pressure from gritting your teeth tightly can have a compounding effect on your teeth over time, grinding away at their protective surface and weakening their internal strength, which leaves them more susceptible to breaks and decay.

To find out more about how a PPM Mouthguard could help to protect your teeth and at the same time enhance your athletic performance, make an appointment for a consultation with our Neuromuscular Dental specialists today.

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