Protect Your Smile | The Importance of Athletic Mouth Guards

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What Are Mouthguards?

A mouth guard is a protective device worn over the teeth and gums to shield the mouth from injury during physical activities or while sleeping. Typically made of soft plastic material, it acts as a cushion, absorbing and dispersing the force of impacts to the face and mouth. 

Mouth guards come in various types, including stock, boil-and-bite, and custom-fitted, with custom-fitted ones offering the highest level of protection by conforming precisely to an individual's mouth shape and size. 

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Benefits of Using Mouthguards 

  • Protects Teeth: Mouthguards absorb impact, protecting teeth during sports. 
  • Prevents Jaw Injuries: Mouthguards stabilize the jaw, preventing fractures and trauma. 
  • Reduces Risk of Soft Tissue Injuries: Mouthguards also protect the soft tissues inside the mouth, such as the lips, cheeks, and tongue, reducing the likelihood of cuts, bruises, and other injuries. 
  • Minimizes Risk of Concussions: Properly fitted mouthguards may help reduce the risk of concussion by absorbing and dissipating some of the force from impacts to the head and jaw, although this isn’t a guaranteed prevention method. 
  • Prevents Bruxism Damage: Mouthguards alleviate bruxism symptoms by cushioning teeth, reducing enamel wear and minimizing jaw pain and headaches. 
  • Supports Orthodontic Treatment: Mouthguards shield teeth and braces during activities, aiding orthodontic treatment. 
  • Aids in TMJ Disorder Management: For individuals with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, wearing a mouthguard can help alleviate symptoms. 
  • Improves Sleep Quality: Certain mouthguards, like MADs, improve sleep by repositioning the lower jaw, opening the airway for better breathing and quality.

Mouthguards at Dallas Dental Concierge

If you or your child play a high-impact sport (such as soccer, boxing, football, hockey, wrestling, or baseball), Dr. Melisa Christian highly suggests a custom mouth guard to shield your gums, teeth, and jawbone from trauma and injury. Compared to generic mouth guards bought at the store, customized mouth guards from Dallas Dental Concierge will be crafted and adjusted for you, which makes it even more comfortable and effective.

This unique approach not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the mouthguard but also encourages patients to wear it consistently, maximizing its effectiveness in safeguarding their smile.

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Your Smile Is A Reflection Of You

Mouthguards can help you both on the field and while you are sleeping. Here at Dallas Dental Concierge, our team knows that a bright smile is the key to confidence, and that’s why we’re proud to offer professional services to our patients. 

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