Mouth guards may be small, but are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment for athletes. If you play sports, you run the risk of getting hit in the mouth and loosing or damaging teeth.
Considering that the average cost of dental treatment for just one lost tooth is approximately $5000 over the course of a lifetime, mouth guards just make sense.
Athletic mouth guards not only protect your teeth, they also protect your tongue, lips and cheeks. They can also help protect against concussions and jaw fractures.
Is A Mouth Guard Right For You?
Anyone who plays sports or is involved in an activity where contact to the head is a risk factor should wear a mouth guard. Candidates include those who are involved in:
- Martial Arts
Not All Mouth Guards Are Created Equal
A mouth guard that is bulky, loose or ill-fitting may impair breathing and speech and will likely not be worn. A custom fitted mouth guard is your best defense against mouth injuries. At Tram-Blair, we can fit you with a mouth guard guaranteed to fit comfortably.
Caring For Your Mouth Guard
Mouth guards should be stored in a plastic container when not in use. They simply need to be washed in lukewarm or cold water after each use. Excessively hot water may cause distortion. You can also refresh your mouth guard with mouthwash prior to wearing.
It is recommended that mouth guards be replaced every two to three years.
To preserve your smile and your health with a custom fitted mouth guard, contact Tram-Blair Denture Clinic today.