Sports are fun to play, but what about the risks they pose to your oral health? In games like football, hockey, and volleyball, the player often gets hit by the ball. The consequences of such accidents can be very bad. Even in games like basketball and baseball, you are prone to mouth injuries. But you can stay safe with the help of a mouthguard. You can easily prevent injuries like jaw fractures, cerebral hemorrhages, concussions, and neck injuries if you wear a mouthguard. Want to know more about this live saver? Continue reading!
Types of Mouthguards
There are three types of mouthguards that you can invest in:
These mouthguards are the most common. They can be found easily in online and offline stores and are available at a very low price. Stock mouthguards effectively cover the top teeth. However, they have very limited size options, making them slightly uncomfortable for those who hate tight-fitted mouthguards. Otherwise, it is a great option to try.
This variety is also easily available in drugstores and comes at a very affordable price. Size is not an issue here, as boil-and-bite mouthguards are customizable. You need to boil it first. Once the mouthguard is softened, take it out of the water and place it on your front teeth. Then you need to bite it down for a perfect fit. There are other instructions associated with this mouthguard that you must closely follow for proper fittings.
If you are still not able to find the right size of mouthguards, you can get a custom-made mouthguard from your dentist. They take a mold of the patient’s teeth to make a perfect mouthguard for them. This is one of the best options for those who suffer from sleep apnea or have the habit of clenching their teeth. It also offers the best fit of all.
Importance of Mouthguards
Mouthguards can protect your face from sudden blows while playing a sport. This will reduce the risk of broken teeth or injuries caused to the tender oral tissues. No worries if you wear braces or bridges because our dentists have the right mouthguards for you too.
People who wear braces need a mouthguard more to protect the mouth's soft tissues from the damage caused by the ends of the dental tool. For people with braces, mouthguards for both upper and lower teeth are available.
Get your braces from Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS, and her team of dental assistants. Call us at (626) 795-2544 or visit our website for more details. We are located at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.