If you’re like many of our patients, you hit another gear when summertime rolls around. Far from settling in, summer just means a change in your activities – with no slow down in sight. Summer is the time for baseball and softball, as well as impromptu basketball games at the playground.

Naturally, you want to keep your smile as healthy as possible. Did you know that the American Dental Association says that athletes who don’t wear mouth protection are 60 times more likely to suffer a dental injury than those who do? You don’t want to end up another statistic, do you? Of course not!

That’s why the best way to ensure your smile stays intact is with a custom athletic mouthguard from Fairfield Smiles. We encourage you to come in soon so we can custom-fit you with your own mouthguard, designed just for your smile!

A custom mouthguard from Dr. Cuevas will fit better, feel better, provide more protection, and last longer than a store-bought mouthguard off the shelf. And when it comes to protection and comfort, that’s the name of the game, isn’t it? If a mouthguard doesn’t do its job, or if it’s uncomfortable to wear, you’re not as likely to keep it in your mouth. That goes for either yourself or your budding athlete who’s playing Little League this summer. Without proper protection, your smile is at risk, setting you up for a dental emergency and an unscheduled trip to the dentist.

When you come in to be fitted with your mouthguard, we’ll take digital impressions of your mouth using an electronic scanner. You won’t have to endure the goopy mess that is common with traditional impressions. With just a few seconds of imaging, we can take a complete set of impressions so that your new mouthguard can be fabricated. It will perfectly fit your mouth, sliding in snugly over your teeth to give them the protection they need.

No matter what kind of sport or physical activity you’re engaged in – if it involves frequent changes of direction, contact with other players, or a flying ball, disc, or puck – you need to have the custom protection of a professionally made mouthguard.

Every day, mouthguards protect athletes’ smiles and help them avoid the pain and unnecessary expense of an emergency dental visit. You don’t want you or your child to end up with a knocked-out tooth or other dental dilemma just because the proper protection wasn’t in place. Do them and yourself a favor by getting them a custom-fit mouthguard from Fairfield Smiles. Just one saved accident can make it all worthwhile, and you’ll know that you did the right thing by them.

We invite you to come in soon to have impressions made for your or your child’s new custom athletic mouthguard. Call us at 203-254-0545 today to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment time online. And while you’re at it, now is a great time to schedule your next checkup as well. We recommend visiting us every six months for a dental cleaning and exam so that your teeth stay sparkling white and your mouth stays healthy.