Cherry Park Dental
2513 SW Cherry Park Rd.
Troutdale, OR 97060
503-492-6440

Foster Dental Care
12801 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97236
503-760-1334

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Custom Fabricated Sports Mouthguards

According to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented each year in the United States through the use of sports mouthguards. However, the National Youth Sports Foundation also estimates that more than 5 million teeth will still be knocked out in sporting activities this year. These oral traumas will happen to children, high school and college athletes. Dental injuries are the most common orofacial injury taken during sports participation.

Sports mouthguards have been proven to work. In a 1995 study, it was shown that "in football, where mouthguards are mandatory, only .07% of all injuries involved teeth and the oral cavity. Conversely, in basketball where mouthguards are not worn, 34% of all injuries to players involved teeth and/or the oral cavity!" The use of a custom fabricated mouthguard by children, teenagers and adults could significantly reduce dental injuries in many sports, including soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, rollerblading, skateboarding, martial arts, boxing, hockey, kickboxing and mountain biking.