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Finally, winter is gone and the weather is warm enough for outdoor sports. Baseball, lacrosse, football, even playing basketball at the park is possible again.

However, chipped, cracked, and lost teeth are also possible again. That’s why you need to call our Burke, VA dental office today at 703-978-5253 and schedule an appointment to get a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard. Dr. Fox has been helping people protect their teeth from injury for years, giving him the experience needed to make sure your mouthguard fits like it should.

How Your Teeth Are at Risk With Sports

While no one can accurately predict when you’ll have a sports injury, there are things you can do to prevent them. That often means protective gear like helmets, shin guards, or gloves. You wouldn’t play football without pads and a helmet, so why would you play sports without a mouthguard?

Here are some of the reasons you need an athletic mouthguard.

  • Checked hard on the field or court.
  • Tackled hard.
  • Hit in the face with a stray puck or foul ball.
  • Fell off a bike.
  • Hit in the mouth by a stick or bat.

By calling Fox Family Dentistry today, you can make an appointment to get a customized athletic mouthguard before those summer sports begin. Not only can they protect your teeth from damage, but some studies suggest they can protect your lips and even limit the effects of a concussion.

Benefits Of Custom Athletic Mouthguards

In many sporting goods stores, you can buy a generic or “boil-and-bite” athletic mouthguard. But these have their problems based on never fitting correctly. They can be uncomfortable, bulky, and if they don’t fit right, they don’t protect as well. Imagine trying to play football with a helmet that kept turning around.

That’s why it’s much better to call our Burke, VA dental office today and schedule an appointment for a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard. Here’s why these are better than anything you can buy in stores.

Better Protection

Simply put, protective gear doesn’t work as well if it doesn’t fit as well. Such gear is supposed to deflect the energy of a blow or hit. It’s not doing that right if it slides around. That can lead to wearing protective gear and still getting hurt.

But by calling Fox Family Dentistry today, you can get an athletic mouthguard that’s customized to your teeth in particular. This gives you a vital piece of your gear the stability needed to truly protect you.

More Comfortable

When a mouthguard doesn’t fit right (such as those store-bought kinds), they’re not as comfortable in your mouth. Think of wearing clothes that are too tight or loose. Not only can this be distracting when you play, you’ll be more tempted to “forget” to use your ill-fitting mouthguard.

Dr. Fox is your Burke dentist who is well trained in creating athletic mouthguards specifically designed for your smile. Because they fit right, they will be more comfortable when worn. That will encourage you to keep wearing it so your teeth are protected.

Breathing & Talking Is Easier

Even if you are very fit, you’re going to find yourself gasping for air at certain parts of the game. The harder you push your body, the more you need to breathe. That can be more difficult when your mouthguard is bulky and getting in the way. The same is true for trying to communicate during the game – an ill-fitting, generic mouthguard can make it harder to communicate.

Thankfully, a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard from our Burke, VA dental office will be different. Because it fits so well, it can make it easier to breathe and talk during a game.

Call us TODAY at 703-978-5253 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment for a customized athletic mouthguard. When it comes to your smile, you do not want to cut corners. Those generic mouthguards can be uncomfortable and do a worse job at protecting your teeth.

What’s the whole point of getting a mouthguard if it does a poor job? Instead, call Dr. Fox to get your custom mouthguard.

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Fox Family Dentistry

Burke Office

5200 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015


Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Springfield Office

7837 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22153


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Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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7837 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22153, USA

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