Camarillo Smiles can provide you with the most effective mouthguard for your active lifestyle. To learn more call (805) 388-5700. Your Dentist Camarillo CA.
Michael Czubiak, DDS
Eric Shapiro, DDS
Beata Pezeshki, DDS
92 Palm Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010
Conveniently located off the 101 in historic old town Camarillo
Afterhours emergency service available by calling 805.677.4526
Every year, more than 200,000 people are treated by dentists and oral surgeons for sports-related injuries. Many of these injuries could be avoided if athletes and sports enthusiasts used protective equipment.
The mouthguard, a small, flexible plastic device, can dramatically protect athletes from injuries including concussions, jaw fractures, and neck and head trauma. Anyone participating in sports and especially contact sports such as football, hockey, soccer, and wrestling, should wear protective mouthguards for safety. It is especially important to wear a mouthguard if a person has braces. In addition, if a child's teeth protrude, it is very important that he or she wears a mouthguard.
Different Types Available
Different types of mouthguards provide various advantages and degrees of protection from off-the-shelf to custom-fitted. When considering options, evaluate the mouthguard's degree of comfort; the wearer's ability to speak and breathe; durability; and protection for the teeth and mouth.
- The stock or off-the-shelf mouthguard is the least expensive type and offers the least protection. Adjustment is limited and may interfere with speech and breathing. The jaw holds the mouthguard in place so the jaw must be closed at all times to work properly -- not convenient or practical in many situations.
- Custom-made mouthguards are a little more expensive, but they do offer the best protection against injury. They're also more comfortable to wear. These are made by us and tailored to fit your mouth. We offer mouthguards with various levels of protection built in. Depending on your sport. We have made mouthguards for patients who use them for protection while mountain biking to professional boxing.
- Wash with soap and warm water and soak the mouthguard in mouthwash before storage. Store in a well-ventilated plastic storage case when not using. Do not bend.
- Some mouthguards can be cleaned with an effervescent cleaner such as Efferdent -- refer to individual instructions first.
- Avoid exposing your mouthguard to heat, including leaving it in direct sunlight or in a hot car, which can permanently affect its shape and fit.
- Keep it to yourself! Don't handle other people's mouthguards or let others use yours.
We want you to avoid any risk of facial, head, neck, and dental injuries that can often be prevented with protective mouthguards. For all these reasons, the dental profession encourages the use of high-quality mouthguards. Mouthguards are changing the face of sports and protecting hundreds of thousands of people in the process.
Did you know that Dr. Czubiak made mouthguards for professional boxer Fernando Vargas for his fights in Las Vegas and at the Staples Center?