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Imagine hitting the game-winning shot in the championship game, as the roar of the crowd drowns out everything else and you get buried in a dogpile of teammates, coaches, and fans. Then you stand up and smile, the flashes of cameras going off incessantly.

The next day you see your picture alongside an article and see your smiling face – complete with a mouthguard. It’s not a great mental picture, but ask yourself this – would you rather see yourself with a mouthguard, or with missing teeth?

That’s why our dental specialists and the team at Cen-Tex Dental in Killeen, Texas say you should always wear a mouthguard.

Why bother with a mouthguard?
Even if the sports or activities you’re involved in aren’t contact-driven, any physical activity presents a few certain risks. There’s always the risk of falling hard and either chipping or knocking out completely, a tooth. A mouthguard lessens or completely eliminates that possibility.

Makes you think about protecting your mouth
Wearing a mouthguard does a lot to protect your teeth, but perhaps the most notable is the fact that it helps make you conscious of your teeth. Wearing the mouthguard will help remind you to protect your mouth and teeth from hard impacts – intentional or accidental. Even when not wearing the mouthguard, you may find that the habits you developed crop up in other areas of your life.

Mouthguards are popular in sports for a reason, but they should be used on an even wider scale than they are now. We’ve seen them help save teeth, and that’s why we recommend them. If you have other questions, call us today at (254) 213-6300.