How Mouth Guards Can Benefit Your Oral Health

Oral hygiene is so important. We only get two sets of teeth, and we don’t have the first set for very long. Our adult teeth can literally last a lifetime if taken care of. Some people cringe at the thought of dentures or other dental procedures required to replace teeth.

They good news is there is a way that we can protect our teeth. You can get yourself a mouth guard. Let’s go over the reasons to consider one.

Why Should You Get a Mouth Guard?

Anyone can have a mouth guard. It should be placed in your mouth after taking out any removable pieces like a retainer or bridges. A mouth guard is used to protect your teeth. People that play sports usually use a mouth guard. Mouth guards are designed, when fitted properly, to absorb impact away from your teeth and jaw.

They do have guards you can buy at sporting goods stores and pharmacies, but the are most likely going to be big and bulky and could even fall out. I have seen the boil and bite mouth guards shift teeth and create spaces between teeth.  It’s best to have us fit one for you. This one will be the safest for you to use and will protect the best from fracturing or losing teeth.

They can also be used to protect your teeth at night while you sleep. Many people are guilty of grinding their teeth at night. Grinding teeth can wear them down over time and cause problems for you. It can lead to sensitivity or dental procedures. If you have had procedures like braces or bridge work, we are able to fit you with a mouth guard.

We will take a mold of your mouth using our 3D iTero scanner so it’s the right fit just for you. You will want to bring your mouth guard with you to follow up visits so we can examine it. We will make sure it still fits correctly and check it over for wear.

Keeping your teeth in good shape is definitely a benefit to your oral health. When teeth chip, break, or fall out, that can lead to numerous problems. Reach out to us if you have any oral problems. We can help!

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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