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Athletic Mouthguards/Sportsguards – San Antonio, TX

Better Protection Against Sports-Related Injuries


Do you and your teen enjoy playing sports? Are your weekends filled with countless hours spent on the field or court, practicing plays or refining your hand-eye coordination? No matter how many athletes are in your home, it’s important that everyone wear appropriate mouth protection when engaging in physical activity. At New Image Dentistry, our team of experts can provide you and your family with mouthguards in San Antonio that are custom-made to fit comfortably and provide maximum support. If you or your teen are ready to add another layer of protection to your game, contact us to schedule an appointment today.

Why Choose NEW Image Dentistry for Athletic Mouthguards?

  • Custom-Made Oral Appliances
  • Compassionate Dental Team with Years of Experience
  • Convenient Appointments Available

What are Mouthguards/Sportsguards?

A young girl with her hair braided preparing to insert her mouthguard in San Antonio before engaging in a karate event

Mouthguards, which are also referred to as sportsguards, are custom-made oral appliances that are worn in the mouth and protect the upper row of teeth. Since this arch protrudes out further than bottom teeth, it is likely they will suffer the brunt of a hit during a game or match.

Using high-quality materials to fabricate these appliances, New Image Dentistry uses impressions of you or your child’s teeth to create a device that is comfortable to wear and offers the maximum amount of support while on the field.

Why Kids and Adults Need This Type of Oral Appliance

An up-close look at a customized, white mouthguard designed to cover the upper row of teeth

Sports-related injuries are a common occurrence, especially in children and teenagers. Sportsguards in San Antonio are an effective and reliable way to safeguard against broken or fractured teeth, knocked-out teeth, and soft tissue lacerations. But even if you or your child are not into sports but simply enjoy engaging in outdoor physical activity, a mouthguard can be beneficial to avoid a sudden fall while riding a bike or even climbing a tree.

Common Sports That Use Mouthguards

A young boy wearing football equipment and a mouthguard prepares to take the field

The American Dental Association and the Academy of Sports Dentistry want all athletes to be better protected while engaging in any type of athletic game or event. Individuals who play any of the following sports should strongly consider having a custom-made mouthguard created to wear before the start of the season:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Boxing
  • Rugby
  • Hocket
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Taekwondo
  • Skateboarding

While some of these are considered “non-contact sports,” it is still beneficial to wear a mouthguard for protection should a sudden kick, fall, or ball result in injury to the mouth.

Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard versus a “One-Size-Fits-All” Solution

A man wearing a hoodie and gloves dons a mouthguard in preparation for a boxing match

You may be tempted to visit your local drug store and buy a generic mouthguard, but if you want to make sure you or your teen’s mouth is fully protected and safe against potential damage, it is best to seek the help of a professional dentist who can customize your oral device according to your individual needs.

Here are a few benefits of a custom-made mouthguard to consider:

  • They’re made based on the impressions taken of your smile.
  • They’re far more comfortable to wear and offer more complete protection.
  • They’re made of more durable materials, ensuring they last longer, thus, minimizing the need for purchasing additional mouthguards multiple times a year.
  • They offer reassurance to parents watching their children play a sport they love.
  • They cut down on costs associated with emergency dental visits caused by sports-related dental injuries.