At El Dorado Hills Dental Wellness, we understand the importance of protecting your teeth and mouth during sports activities. Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or your child participates in sports, our sports dentistry services are designed to help prevent dental injuries and enhance athletic performance.

Importance of Sports Dentistry: Engaging in sports and physical activities poses a risk of dental injuries due to accidental collisions, falls, or impact to the face. Sports dentistry focuses on providing customized solutions to protect athletes’ teeth, gums, and surrounding oral structures, minimizing the risk of injuries that can lead to dental trauma, tooth loss, and long-term dental issues.

Our Sports Dentistry Services:

  1. Custom Mouthguards: We offer custom-fitted mouthguards that provide superior protection and comfort compared to generic over-the-counter options. Our dental team will take impressions of your teeth to create a mouthguard that fits securely and snugly, allowing you to breathe and speak comfortably while safeguarding your teeth from impact.

  2. Dental Injury Prevention: We educate athletes about the importance of wearing mouthguards and provide guidance on other preventive measures to reduce the risk of dental injuries during sports activities. This includes proper oral hygiene practices, maintaining regular dental check-ups, and addressing any existing dental concerns.

  3. Treatment for Dental Trauma: In the unfortunate event of a dental injury during sports, our team is skilled in providing prompt and effective treatment. We offer emergency dental care, including tooth repair, restoration, and replacement options to restore your smile and oral health.

  4. Bite Analysis and Performance Enhancement: Our dental professionals can analyze your bite and jaw alignment to identify any potential issues that may affect your performance. We offer solutions such as bite splints or orthodontic treatments to optimize your bite and enhance your athletic capabilities.

Benefits of Sports Dentistry:

  1. Dental Injury Prevention: Custom-fitted mouthguards are highly effective in reducing the risk of dental injuries, including broken teeth, fractured jaws, and soft tissue damage. They provide a cushioning barrier that absorbs and disperses impact forces, protecting your teeth and supporting structures.

  2. Enhanced Comfort and Performance: Custom mouthguards are designed to fit your unique dental anatomy, providing a comfortable and secure fit. This allows you to focus on your game without the distraction of ill-fitting or uncomfortable mouthguards.

  3. Long-Term Dental Health: By preventing dental injuries, sports dentistry helps safeguard your oral health and preserves the integrity of your teeth. This reduces the need for extensive dental treatments and promotes a lifetime of healthy smiles.

  4. Confidence and Peace of Mind: Wearing a custom mouthguard instills confidence in athletes, knowing that their teeth and mouth are protected during sports activities. This peace of mind allows athletes to perform at their best, free from concerns about potential dental injuries.

At El Dorado Hills Dental Wellness, we are passionate about helping athletes of all ages and skill levels achieve optimal oral health and performance. Contact us today to schedule a sports dentistry consultation, and let us provide you with personalized dental protection and guidance tailored to your specific sports needs. Together, we’ll ensure your smile stays strong, healthy, and ready for every game or competition.


Depending on the sport you or your child plays, injuries to the mouth or teeth can be common in athletes. Sports dentistry can target these injuries to treat and prevent damage for aesthetic and health reasons.


  • If you knock out a tooth, time becomes of utmost importance to save the tooth. You have on average 30 minutes to re-implant the tooth.
  • Do not put the tooth back in your mouth without the assistance of a medical professional.
  • Clean the tooth with water, only handling it by the crown, not the roots.
  •  To keep the tooth from drying out in transportation, your best option is to put it in cold milk. If that is not available, saliva is your next best option, followed by saline, and as a last case scenario, use water, but we do not advise using regular tap water unless absolutely necessary.


  • For a chip that exposes the pulp, or core, of your tooth, call your dentist immediately.
  • An x-ray will likely be necessary to determine the extent of the damage and proper treatment.
  • Depending on the chip or crack, a filling or bonding agent may be enough to fix your tooth.
  • If the chip or crack affects the nerve of the tooth, treatment may be more complicated.


  • Sometimes trauma may not be severe enough to knock out your tooth but is serious enough to displace it. Call your dentist immediately.
  • Do not touch your displaced tooth or attempt to move it back. This can cause more damage.
  • Apply ice to alleviate swelling or discomfort.


The best way to prevent injury to your or your child’s mouth is to wear a mouth guard while playing sports. Schedule an appointment to get fitted for a custom mouth guard to prevent unplanned trips to our office.

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