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If you want to maintain a strong and healthy smile this winter, then our Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC dental team encourages you to wear a mouthguard if you participate in any of these winter sports or activities:

Basketball: Basketball is a high-contact sport that poses a high risk of tooth injury. If you’re not careful, the basketball, an elbow, or a knee could hit your mouth with such force that it injures your smile. This is why it’s best to wear a mouthguard while playing.

Wrestling: Wrestling is another high-contact sport that could harm your mouth. Because of the close proximity between you and your opponent, there is a high chance a body part could hit your mouth and injure or knock out a tooth. For the best protection possible, wear a mouthguard.

Hockey: As you may already know, there are times when opponents can slam into you while you are playing hockey. This can severely harm your smile if you’re not careful because a shoulder or even a head could damage your teeth and gums. Also, there is a chance that the puck could soar through the air and hit you in the mouth, resulting in pain and injury. So, it’s best to wear a mouthguard.

Sledding: Although sledding is not a high-contact sport, there is still a chance that you could crash on the sled or even hit into another sledder, resulting in serious injury. It’s best to keep your teeth protected with a mouthguard.

Snowboarding/Skiing: Like sledding, snowboarding and skiing are not high-contact sports, but there is a chance you could fall or crash into someone while you’re speeding down the mountain. You could also crash into a tree if you’re not cautious. So, it’s smart to snowboard and ski with a mouthguard.

Your dentist, Dr. Federico Lago, and our dental team care about you, your smile, and your oral health, which is why we strongly encourage you to take advantage of a mouthguard in Peabody, Massachusetts.

If you protect your smile, you won’t need to worry about knocking a tooth out of place, cracking or fracturing a tooth, splitting a lip, biting a tongue, and more. So, please visit your local sporting goods store and purchase a mouthguard today. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call our office today at 978.535.2500. Our dental team is here to give you the information you need!