How would your life change if you lose some of your front teeth? You won’t smile anymore, you won’t eat and talk properly. A mouth guard is always recommended in case you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities.
A mouth guard (or a night guard) is a plastic or laminate device used more often in sport to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, tongue and jaw. This protective device can also be used as a treatment for teeth grinding (bruxism), or as a part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth whitening.
There are some types of dental injuries that can occur if we do not use a mouth guard during certain activities, such as: broken or chipped teeth, fractured crowns or bridges, root damage to the teeth, etc.
A good mouth guard should be comfortable, durable and easy to clean, and its use should not affect your talking or breathing.
Mouth protectors can be used by anyone who play contact sports such as boxing, football, ice hockey, basketball. People who are involved in other recreational activities, such as skateboarding for example, may also use a mouth guard to avoid injuries to their mouth or teeth.
There are situations when adults and kids grind their teeth especially during night. This category should also wear a night guard while sleeping to prevent tooth damage or the misalignment of their teeth.
To conclude, mouth protectors are very useful if you do recreational activities or if you participate in different contact sports. They are also recommended in you are a grinder. In case you need extra information on this topic or if you need advice, do not hesitate to call today to make an appointment. Dr. Arhiri is here to help.