Sports dental splints
Are you an athlete and wonder if you need to protect your teeth from possible blows and fractures? At Pons Soria Dental Clinic we tell you everything you need to know about Sports Dental Splints.
When we practice sports of physical contact, it is necessary to use oral splints to prevent trauma to the jaws, dental or bone fractures or cuts and oral and facial lesions on the mucous membranes, lips or even on the tongue, head, brain and neck.
They were invented in Japan, we saw them for the first time in a sports field at the mouth of Tiger Woods and it has become a common complement among basketball and soccer players such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Milan players, especially in countries like the United States , Italy or Great Britain. It helps to correctly place the jaw, aligning it with the skull and thorax in a balanced way, so that it achieves an increase in the power, balance and muscular performance of the athlete.
What sport do you play?
It is essential to use it in contact sports and high risk such as boxing, football, rugby, sky, skating, martial arts, basketball and hockey. It is also advised in those of medium risk such as horse riding, windsurfing, skydiving, squash, water polo and in orthodontic patients who wear brackets that can, at any given time, get stuck in the gum.
Who can take them?
Just as sport has no age, neither does dental protection. There is no age limit to wear a sports splint, from children and adolescents of school age in sports competitions to adults in various sports. In your dental clinic in Valencia we know that there is no age to protect our smile.
What requirements must a good splint meet?
- You must protect both teeth and soft tissues
- You must cover the entire dental surface
- Must have good retention and maintain it during impacts
- You should allow breathing and speaking comfortably during use
- You should allow the mouth to close well, without forcing the jaw joints
Are all splints the same?
No, not at all, you can find for sale in sports stores prefabricated mouthguards in plastic or rubber and even thermo-adaptable and that are not very useful since they must always be worn with closed teeth since they lack the necessary adaptation to Be able to take them with your mouth open.
As David Herrera, patron of the SEPA (Spanish Foundation of Periodontics and Dental Implants) states: “they do not protect from clenching or bruxism, nor do they reposition the jaw position. Of course, they are highly recommended for sports because of its great preventive benefit. In fact, in a study of almost 300,000 athletes, it was found that the risk of damage increased by 1.86 times in those who did not use it. ”
However, the ones that are really going to ensure adequate safety during your sports practice are true integral protection devices designed from impressions taken in the clinic to adapt perfectly to the oral structure of each patient, taking into account the sport that each one practices. They are made in an absolutely individualized way and can be customized with colors, logos, designs, shields, comic characters … or even with your name !!!
Your best protection with which you will dazzle! As simple as making your first appointment online or through the phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our website www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia.
We will be happy to assist you in our clinics on Alfredo Torán and Olmos, 7 (corner Avda. Francia, 27) and Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 37 – under right. Valencia.
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