Importance of Using a Sports Guard

Burgess and Mason Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers special savings on custom-fit sports guards to help keep you smiling

Aug 09, 2011, 09:14 ET from Burgess & Mason Family Dentistry

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that an estimated five million teeth are lost each year during sports activities? A sports guard is an essential piece of equipment to have for both children and adults that participate in any kind of physical activity.  "A properly-fitted sports guard can prevent damage to your tongue, cheeks, lips, and gums and more importantly prevent broken teeth, nerve damage or the loss of a tooth," says Dr. Jerry Burgess of Burgess and Mason Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Grapevine, Texas.

More than 200,000 sports-related oral injuries are prevented each year by the use of sports guards, according to the American Dental Association. Upon impact, a guard will evenly distribute forces and act as a shock absorber, lessening the contact between upper and lower jaws. 

"It is easy to protect your smile by simply wearing a well-fitted, protective guard, said Dr. Scott Mason of Burgess and Mason Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. "As a father of a young athlete, I want to do what's best for my child's dental and overall health, and one way I can do that is to arm him with a guard to wear while he's playing sports. I hope that other parents will see the importance of having their child wear a sport guards, and do the same."

Special Pricing on Sports Guards

The doctors and staff of Burgess and Mason Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are currently offering a special on their custom-fitted sports guards. Now thru October 31, children and adults can receive a sports guard for $30, which provides a much higher level of protection than an over the counter guard that individuals fit at home.  The sports guard provided by doctors Burgess and Mason will be more durable, tear resistant, comfortable, and not restrict speech or breathing. 

Excluded from the special savings is a more advanced sports guard, called Under Armour Performance Mouthwear. It is designed to enlarge the airway, reduce lactic acid buildup, and increase oxygen flow by pivoting the jaw forward. It is a particularly popular choice among professional athletes.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment to be fitted for a sports guard, contact Burgess and Mason Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at 817-481-4717 or visit

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