Part of maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile is practicing safety measures to prevent injury or damage. One of the most effective ways to protect your teeth and gums is to wear a mouth guard during activities that have an increased risk for injury.
Although you can purchase stock mouth guards at almost any retailer, a custom mouth guard will provide greater protection. In addition to athletic activities, we provide patients of Magnolia Family Dental Care with mouth guards to prevent and assist with a number of oral health concerns and conditions.
The primary purpose of a mouth guard is to protect the teeth, gums, and oral tissues from damage or injury. We believe there are several situations in which it is valuable to wear a custom mouth guard.
Mouth guards act as a buffer between the teeth, gums, lips, cheeks, and tongue. In this way, they limit the possibility of injury caused by an accident.
Read below to learn more about the most common uses of mouthguards.
A custom mouth guard is the best way to reduce injury to the mouth and head. Although they are required for sports like football, hockey, soccer, and other sports, we believe that all athletes can benefit from the use of a mouth guard.
Another common use for the custom mouth guards we provide at Magnolia Family Dental is as a treatment for Bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that is characterized by excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth. Although this may not seem like a serious condition, over time Bruxism can lead to permanent damage of tooth enamel and even tooth loss.
Wearing a mouth guard at night can eliminate the potential for teeth grinding and clenching. In this way, it protects the teeth from the gradual damage that is caused by this condition.
Custom mouth guards can even help with various sleeping conditions! In some cases, a custom mouth guard is prescribed to patients who suffer from sleep apnea or snoring. By positioning the teeth and tongue in a specific way, a mouth guard can decrease the potential breathing problems caused by these conditions.
So, what is the difference between a store-bought mouth guard and one that is provided through Magnolia Family Dental Care? A custom mouth guard, although more of an investment, will be both more comfortable and more effective in protecting the teeth. Additionally, because our mouth guards are created with your specific needs in mind, it will provide a much more secure fit, allowing you to focus on the task at hand instead of your uncomfortable mouth guard.
Store-bought mouth guards, although better than none, have a tendency to be uncomfortable. This can lead to improper use of the mouth guard, leading to potential injury or damage.
Magnolia Family Dental Care can work with you to design a custom mouth guard that provides ultimate protection no matter the activity at hand. By protecting the teeth of you or a loved one while playing sports, you can eliminate accidents and dental emergencies. Contact Magnolia Family Dental Care today to schedule your appointment for a custom mouth guard today!
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