If you play sports or grind your teeth, a mouth guard may be recommended by your dentist at WoodSprings Dentistry to protect teeth from damage. Injuries can happen at any time, even while you’re sleeping, so a mouth guard is the best way to maintain your oral health and keep teeth from being damaged.
Most dental injuries are the cause of playing sports. When children and adults neglect to wear mouth guards while playing sports, injuries can occur without notice. No matter what sport it is, there is always a chance of dental injury and problems with the mouth.
You can also experience problems while sleeping if the jaw becomes clenched or teeth rub together, which is known as grinding. When this occurs, teeth can become worn down, chipped, broken, or damaged in other ways. A mouth guard keeps a barrier between teeth, preventing any damage from occurring during the night.
There are three different kinds of mouth guards: stock mouth guards, boil and bite mouth guards, and custom fitted mouth guards. Stock guards as well as boil and bite guards can be bought at stores and are used while playing sports. Custom mouth guards are made to fit teeth perfectly.
If you have a mouth guard, it is important to take care of it so that your teeth can be protected properly. Here are some tips to care for your mouth guard and keep teeth protected while you’re playing sports or sleeping.
Your WoodSprings Dentistry professionals can provide you with mouth guards custom made to fit properly onto your teeth. Our dental experts are available throughout the week, so give our office a call and schedule an appointment with our medical professionals for an examination, a cleaning, and a mouth guard to protect your teeth.