While you may be taking good care of your teeth, you could be missing an important item when it comes to dental health. Mouth guards are necessary for many, and there are numerous reasons why they should be used. If you think you may need a mouth guard, ask your dentist for advice.
Who Should Use Mouth Guards
Mouth guards are coverings that go over your teeth to protect them from grinding or injury. Mouth guards should be used by anyone who plays sports or participates in recreational activity that poses a risk of injury to the mouth. This can include:
- Ice or Field Hockey
- Mountain Biking
Types of Mouth Guards
There are different types of mouth guards that can be used depending on your needs. The three main types are:
- Boil and bite mouth protectors – To use this mouth guard, you place it in hot water, and then shape it to your bite by pressing it around your teeth.
- Custom-fitted mouth protectors – This type of mouth guard is made to fit your teeth exactly. Your dentist will make a mold of your teeth in his or her office and then get your mouth guard fitted to that exact mold. This option is typically the most expensive, but offers the best protection.
- Stock mouth protectors – These mouth guards come ready-to-wear. Although they are easily accessible, they provide little to no protection and are not recommended.
Why Pace Dental?
If you think you need a mouth guard, trust the dentists at Pace Dental to help you out. Because we understand that many people have dental anxiety, we provide a safe, comfortable experience. An examination or mold for your mouth guard can be done quickly and painlessly. To make an appointment, give us a call today.