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Mouthguards are handy appliances that can protect your smile while you participate in high-contact sports and activities. In fact, it can absorb the force when you suffer a blow to the face, and it can help you prevent knocking your teeth out of place, breaking your teeth and damaging your gums.

To help you know when you should wear a mouthguard, our dentist, Dr. Alberto A. Herrero, is happy to list the sports that should require it. Those sports are:

-Rugby
-Soccer
-Baseball
-Basketball
-Wrestling
-Football
-Surfing
-Volleyball
-Ice hockey
-Softball
-Bicycling
-Skateboarding/Longboarding
-Snowboarding
-Skiing
-Lacrosse
-Squash
-Roller derby

Fortunately, there are many mouthguards available that can help you keep a top-notch smile while participating in high-contact sports. The most common guards include stock mouthguards, boil-and-bite mouthguards and custom-made mouthguards. You can find stock and boil-and-bite guards at more sporting goods stores. The stock guard is ready to wear while the boil-and-bite guard needs to be quickly fitted. The custom-made mouthguards are available at your dental office and are crafted by your dentist.

Call Alberto A. Herrero, DDS today at 734-222-9140 if you have any questions. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about mouthguards in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and we will be happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We are excited to hear from you!