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PLANNING TO DO SOME WINTER SPORTS? DON’T FORGET TO WEAR A SPORTS MOUTHGUARD FOR BRACES!

If you do any contact sport activities this holiday season, we highly recommend you to purchase a mouthguard and wear it during your activities in order to protect your mouth, teeth, gums and braces. A mouthguard absorbs the force of contact and protects against teeth breaking, chipping or getting knocked out.
A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. It is common to think that mouth guards for just contact sports, like football and hockey, but you still have to protect your mouth during non-contact sports as well, like ice skating, and skiing. In case you fall, even if you don’t hit your mouth, your jaw comes together, causing one tooth to hit another. Therefore, wearing a mouthguard is important. Finally, the fact that you’re going through your orthodontic treatment should not stop you from doing winter activities and having fun. We often take our teeth for granted, but a broken tooth can suddenly affect how you talk, smile, and eat, so we highly recommend you to wear a mouthguard. After all, if your have any questions, you should definitely give us a call at (847) 749-4340 and we will be happy to help you or schedule an appointment for you. You can also text us at (847) 404-3268 for any quick questions or inquiries. Our diverse staff will be able to communicate with you in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Urdu and Hindi languages. We have six convenient immaculate locations and six orthodontists on staff. It’s never too late to achieve that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for all your life!

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