THE IMPORTANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL MOUTH GUARD
Mouth guards are made from a flexible material that fits comfortably over the teeth and gums. Custom-fitted mouth guards are moulded from rubber to fit precisely over your teeth and gums. It helps to cushion your mouth, protecting both your teeth and brain form impact damage. Wearing a mouth guard is very important when participating in activities involving physical contact or the risk of being hit by fast moving objects. In fact, it is often required in sports such as boxing, rugby, hockey, and cricket, and even activities with a risk of facial injury, such as skateboarding or cycling. They can also be beneficial for those who grind or clench their teeth while they sleep. At Woodbourne Dental, all our mouth guards are supplied with a protective carrying case, for your convenience.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A PROFESSIONAL MOUTH GUARD?
Professional mouth guards provide optimal tooth-edge protection, are adjustable, and prevent concussion to the brain. These professionally made appliances ensure a good fit and offer better protection than over-the-counter mouth guards. Mouth guards are made to be thicker around the vulnerable biting edges of the top teeth, thus providing additional protection from a sudden impact. The biting surface of a mouth guard is indented, to accommodate the tips of the bottom teeth. In the event of an impact to the lower jaw, it is safely immobilized and reverberation of the brain is prevented. Your mouth guard can be remoulded by your dentist to accommodate changing teeth and orthodontic treatment, as well as new teeth. So there is no need to buy a new mouth guard for every slight change. These safety aspects are often omitted in inferior mouth guards. Your dentist will be able to provide a custom-made mouth guard that fits your teeth perfectly, providing better protection than a store-bought guard. A professional mouth guard is also more comfortable to wear, and will last longer than a prefabricated, one-size-fits-all guard.