Sports are a great way to keep fit, but did you know that they cause roughly 15 million dental injuries each year? Luckily, mouth guards greatly reduce this risk, allowing you to do what you love without having to worry.
Mouth guards cover your teeth, cushioning the blow of any impacts. This is especially important for your top teeth, which are more exposed than your bottom teeth.
How effective a mouth guard is will depend on its design. While you can get stock mouth guards at the store, they won’t be formed to your oral structure. This makes them less comfortable and can even make it more difficult to breathe.
By coming to the dentist, you can get a mouth guard that fits better and more comfortably. This helps reduce your risk of dental emergencies.
Mouth guards are useful when playing any sport where you risk blunt force trauma to the mouth. This includes but is not limited to:
Please note that you shouldn’t wear a mouth guard overnight. When worn for too many hours, it can wear away your enamel. If you need to wear an oral appliance overnight for bruxism or sleep apnea, you’ll need to get a night guard.
Morton Dental Center has just what you need. We combine our small town touch with state-of-the-art dental methods and technology. Have questions about what we can do for you? Ready to schedule your appointment? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!