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Get Athletic Mouthguards Before Summer Sports Begin

  • April 2, 2017

Get Athletic Mouthguards Before Summer Sports Begin

Before you know it, summer will be here. That means summer sports programs from schools, park districts, and traveling leagues are getting ready to start forming teams and practicing.

To help protect your kids, you’ll have to get some kind of protective gear. Even soccer has shin guards. Just don’t bother with those store-bought mouthguards. They never fit right, so they don’t do a great job. And this is about your children’s teeth — do you really want to take a risk?

Call our Norton Shores, MI dental office today at 231-366-4182 and make an appointment for custom athletic mouthguards. Dr. Sortman and Dr. Gies are both highly trained, so they know how to make mouthguards for your kids that really work.

What Can Go Wrong? Plenty

Most of the time, people are active without any problem. But you know kids. They can often make poor decisions because they don’t know any better. They can also have trouble assessing risk correctly. That means they can get injured while playing those summer sports.

That’s why athletic mouthguards are needed. Many school districts and leagues are now requiring they be used or your children won’t be able to play. Without them, your children can get chipped broken, or knocked-out teeth from situations like these:

  • Getting hit in the face by a foul ball or stray puck.
  • Taking a fall from a bike.
  • Tripping hard on the court.
  • Getting tackled or checked hard.
  • Slamming face-first into another kid on the field.

By calling Community Shores Dental today at 231-366-4182, you can be one step closer to protecting your child’s teeth from needing dental crowns or dental implants. While no athletic mouthguard can prevent every single accident, custom-fitted mouthguards certainly do a much better job than generic, ill-fitting ones.

Why Custom Athletic Mouthguards Work Better For You

The key to making sure a mouthguard works right is how well it fits. Take football helmets. No child would be allowed to play high school football if their helmet kept spinning sideways with every hit. That’s because it’s designed to fit tight. If it moves, it’s not able to deflect the pressure as well.

That’s the same with athletic mouthguards. In fact, here are three reasons why custom-fitted mouthguards from our Norton Shores, MI dental office are better for your kids.


Those store-bought mouthguards tend to be bulky and ill-fitting. When your child has one of those in their mouth, they can have some trouble breathing deep and pronouncing words clearly. Imagine how frustrated a kid can get when they cannot communicate or breathe deeply during a big game.

Call Community Shores Dental today and make an appointment for your kids to get custom-fitted mouthguards. Because they will fit so much better, your child can have fewer problems with breathing and talking — all while keeping their teeth safe.


When a piece of gear keeps slipping or moving around, it’s not going to absorb the hits as well. Imagine being a catcher with a mask that’s several sizes too big. But when you buy a generic mouthguard in the store, you get “one-size-fits-all” that doesn’t really fit anyone well.

By calling Dr. Sortman and Dr. Gies today, you can make an appointment to get athletic mouthguards fitted specifically for your children’s teeth. These will fit much better, which means they’ll do a better job at keeping their teeth safe.


How many times have you told your kid to do something, and then they go and forget? Sure, sometimes “forget” is being generous. But if they have a mouthguard that doesn’t fit well, it’s uncomfortable.

That’s why you need to call our Norton Shores, MI dental office today. Your child will be more likely to wear an athletic mouthguard if it fits well. That’s exactly what you’ll get from our custom-fitted mouthguards. They can’t protect your children’s smiles if they’re not being used.

Call us TODAY at 231-366-4182 or use our convenient online form to make appointments for anyone in your family playing sports this summer. Even those who ride bikes can use athletic mouthguards to protect their teeth in case of an accident.

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