Suit Up For Your Sport With An Athletic Mouthguard [BLOG]

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This is the time of year when families are busy hustling to and from practices, lessons, and games for their child athlete.

Perhaps you even participate in your own favorite summer sport.

Is your smile safe from harm while you’re busy trying to win?

It can be when you come to Tieken Smiles in League City, TX for an athletic mouthguard.

Suit Up For Your Sport With An Athletic Mouthguard

As you suit up for your favorite summer sport, you’re likely putting on gear like knee pads, shoulder pads, a helmet, elbow pads, ankle braces, gloves, cleats, and the list goes on.

Why wouldn’t you do the same for your smile?

Even a small crack in a tooth is enough to let bad bacteria creep in and infect your tooth, so imagine what a large crack, break, or worse, a knocked out tooth, would do to threaten your teeth, gums, and oral health!

That’s what custom-fitted athletic mouthguards are for, and you can get your own at Tieken Smiles!

5 Sports That Warrant An Athletic Mouthguard

Research proves that wearing an athletic mouthguard from a dentist can greatly reduce your risk for concussions and serious dental injuries.

In fact, recent studies have specifically pointed out that professionally-made mouthguards are far more effective than store-bought guards. This is especially important if you’ve been toying with the idea of buying one from a sporting goods store simply because it’s cheaper.

It’s not cheaper when you consider the high cost of restorative dentistry treatments after a major dental injury!

A custom mouthguard is like an insurance policy for your smile, and if you participate in any of the following sports, it’s a policy you definitely need!

*Baseball & Softball*

Baseball season is in full swing, no pun intended!

That means you face several risks to your mouth because of all the ways you can get hurt during a baseball game.

The swing of a bat, the fast-moving pitch toward your face, and the pop fly you tried, but failed, to catch can all mean disaster for your teeth and gums.

Our customized athletic mouthguards are a great way to prevent damage to your mouth, jaw, and head by reducing the risk of serious dental emergencies.

*Martial Arts*

Any type of martial arts involves close physical contact with another person, with the objective to (safely) incapacitate your opponent through kicks, jabs, and other various defensive strategies.

Your mouth is a tiny target compared to the rest of your body, but it’s vitally important and needs to be protected against this type of physical combat.


One of the most obvious activities that justify a properly-fitted mouthguard is boxing.

No matter what level you’re participating in, your teeth need to be safe against the constant blunt trauma.

Dr. Tieken can create a mouthguard that fits firmly in place for maximum protection.

*Various Extreme Sports*

Summer is the time of year for extreme sports ranging from ultimate frisbee, to skydiving, to dirt biking, to skateboarding.

All of these are incredibly thrilling, and that’s thanks to the risks involved.

Your smile is susceptible to the risks of extreme sports and requires the right kind of gear, which is an athletic mouthguard so you’re safe from falls onto hard surfaces or blows to the mouth.

*Field & Ice Hockey*

Whether you enjoy hockey out on the field or inside an ice rink, you know the unique risks this particular kind of activity poses for your teeth.

Hockey sticks are flying about, and you’re always going to be in the line of fire. Then you have to worry about being struck in the head or face with a puck or hard ball.

It’s a sport that’s ripe for dental injuries, which means you need the right protection from a custom mouthguard from Tieken Smiles.

Get An Athletic Mouthguard Now!

Before it’s too late, make sure your teeth and gums have the right protection against injuries with an athletic mouthguard from Tieken Smiles.

We’ll make sure your mouthguard fits you comfortably so it does the job it’s meant to do, which is keep your smile safe during your favorite sports activities.

Call our League City, TX dental office today at 281-942-6615 or fill out our convenient online form to book an appointment.


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