Mouth Guards

Mouth Guards

What Are Dental Mouth Guards?

A mouth guard, also known as a dental night guard is an oral device that is worn to protect your teeth. Most commonly, mouthguards are worn during the night and safeguard your teeth from damage and wear caused by grinding. They are custom-fit for your teeth and are soft on the inside and tough on the outside to shield them from harm.

Why are Mouth Guards Needed?

The most important function of a dental mouthguard is to safeguard the teeth. The people grinding their teeth frequently are unaware of the practice and are unable to control it. The result is that teeth can break or crack or even fracture. Instead of having to face an emergency visit and the possibility of permanent dental damage, a night guard for your teeth can protect them. The mouthguards are made of a light but tough material that is specifically designed to be comfortable over your tooth.

What Happens During the Mouth Guard Creation Process?

For the creation of a mouthguard, We will take a short higher, and lower impression. The molds are sent to the lab for analysis and then created into a new mouthguard using sturdy and robust materials. When you return to the dental office to be fitted with the mouthguard, we'll make any modifications to your guard if needed to make it as comfortable as it can be. We will check it for wear signs and inform you whether it's time to have it replaced. If it's cracked, or if it has holes in it the item will have to be replaced.

Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard.

Replacing or repairing missing teeth is costly and painful. A mouthguard worn during sports exercises can help you avoid:

  • Teeth chipped or missing.
  • Damage to the nerve of a tooth.
  • Lips are afflicted with soft tissue damage and gums, tongue, and cheeks inside.

Who is a Candidate for Mouth Guards?

Mouth guards are perfect for those suffering from bruxism and grind your teeth frequently late at night. The exam will be conducted to determine whether grinding your teeth frequently or could benefit from having a mouth guard created. Common symptoms include headaches or sore jaws, especially in the morning and clenching your teeth throughout the day, and sleeping apnea, or high blood pressure. The spouse might also be able to hear grinding your teeth during the time of night. Your canines will begin to appear less sharp and are flatter. No matter what age, a mouth guard is crucial to preserve your smile as well as prevent the bite of your teeth from shrinking.

How Do I Care for My Mouth Guard?

To ensure that your dental mouthguard is in good condition and clean, wash it in water after each use. Additionally, clean plaque and bacteria from your mouth guard frequently using water and soap, since bacteria can lead to bad breath and tooth decay. Hydrogen peroxide is a low-cost product that can be used to clean mouth guards. Simply place your dental protector in a container of hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse with water.

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