Mouthguards: Protect your teeth like the pros!

by | March 21, 2024 | TMJ4 Morning Blend

Dental-related trauma can happen in sports of any level. Wearing a well-fitting mouth guard allows an athlete to focus on their sport and worry less about dental injuries. Mouthguards can greatly reduce injuries for athletes of all levels, including Milwaukee Admirals players like Egor Afanasyev

Milwaukee Admirals forward Egor Afanasyev, Milwaukee dentist Dr. Hannah Draver, TMJ4 correspondent Andrea Boehlke

Milwaukee Admirals forward Egor Afanasyev, Milwaukee dentist Dr. Hannah Draver, and TMJ4 correspondent in the Milwaukee Admirals’ locker room.

Football, basketball, hockey, and other contact sports all pose a risk of dental injuries. Sports injuries can lead to tooth fractures, avulsion (when the tooth is fully knocked out), facial bone fractures, and soft tissue injury. A sports mouthguard acts as a cushion that absorbs impact forces that can reduce these injuries. Mouth guards not only cushion the teeth but also create a barrier between the teeth and soft tissues, minimizing the risk of lacerations in the oral cavity.

Unlike generic or over-the-counter mouthguards, custom mouth guards offer superior comfort and protection. Dr. Draver and the Draver Dental team can fabricate mouth guards tailored to an individual’s dental anatomy, ensuring a snug fit that doesn’t interfere with breathing or speech. Even Milwaukee Admirals player Egor Afanasyev chooses to wear his custom mouth guard to reduce his injuries and focus on his sport. 

From preventing tooth fractures to reducing the risk of soft tissue trauma, mouth guards are an effective piece of protective equipment that keep athletes safer on the field, court and rink!

Milwaukee dentist Dr. Hannah Draver with Milwaukee Admirals forward Egor Afanasyev in the Milwaukee Admirals' locker room.

Milwaukee dentist Dr. Hannah Draver with Milwaukee Admirals forward Egor Afanasyev in the Milwaukee Admirals’ locker room.

The video segment above featuring Milwaukee dentist Dr. Hannah Draver, TMJ4 correspondent Andrea Boehlke , and Egor Afanasyev aired on March 21, 2024, during The Morning Blend on Milwaukee’s TMJ4.