Falls, blows to the mouth, and head to head collisions often lead to dental trauma. You cannot be sure whether your teeth will be intact by the end of a hard-hitting sport like boxing.
The American Dental Association recommends fitting mouth protectors during vigorous activity to protect your teeth. Mouthguards are useful in protecting your teeth from potential damage by hits or teeth grinding.
Many dental emergencies happen because of failing to wear mouthguards when required. Patients often sustain enamel damage or get their teeth broken or knocked out. You can save yourself the pain and expensive repairs associated with dental injury by using a mouthguard.
Types of Mouthguards
Dental guards come in different styles to fit your specific needs. If you participate in high-impact sports, you should get yourself a set of athletic mouthguards. Bite mouthguards are available off-the-shelf, often in sports stores.
The most effective type of dental protectors is custom-made mouthguards. Your dentist can fabricate them to match the shape and size of your teeth.
Am I a Candidate for a Mouthguard?
If you usually subject your teeth to excessive physical force, it’s advisable to use mouthguards to ease the pressure. Anyone who participates in high-impact sports is a candidate for mouth guards. These include ice hockey, football, rugby, basketball, boxing, martial arts, gymnastics, incline skating, and more.
People who suffer from bruxism need night guards to prevent enamel damage. Bruxism is a condition that causes involuntary clenching of the jaws and teeth grinding while asleep. It can cause excessive wear and tear on your teeth, jaw discomfort, teeth fractures, and severe headaches. A night guard can reduce or even eliminate these symptoms.
Caring for Your Mouth Guard
It’s vital to keep your mouthguard in good condition to ensure its functionality and durability. Clean it with a toothbrush and keep it in a protective case.
Get Yourself a Custom Mouth Guard
At Terrace Smiles Dentistry, we examine your teeth and design a perfectly fitting mouthguard for you. We use high-quality materials to keep your teeth and safe and comfortable round the clock.
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