A professionally fitted mouthguard can make or break your smile – literally. Whether you are involved in contact sports, your child plays a subdued form of flag football, or your or your child grinds/clenches their teeth at night …a mouthguard can help protect you from a myriad of concerns associated with playing sports or even sleeping.
Although a lot of people opt for the basic mouthguards they can buy at most sports stores, these types of guards can potentially do more harm than good during sporting events, and pose a choking hazard as a sleeping mouthguard.
Mouthguards and Concussions
Studies are still out on the benefits of a mouthguard to prevent concussions, but they still significantly absorb impact, and distribute force more equally to your teeth, face and jaw when taking a blow to the face.
Mouthguards and Tooth Trauma
Preventing your teeth from chipping, becoming dislodged, or getting fractured, not only will save you on costly repairs, it will also prevent potential years of discomfort.
Losing any of your front teeth will lead to the need for an implant, and those are most often the teeth lost when playing any number of sports. This is a costly and time-involved process, so implementing preventative measures with a mouthguard simply makes sense.
Mouthguards and TMJ
If you grind or clench your teeth, a professional mouthguard can better prevent TMJ from occurring, and tooth injury happening from repeat clenching and grinding, as well as guarding against painful lip and mouth lacerations.
At DentistsRUs, we offer a list of dental professionals who can fit you with a mouthguard designed specifically for you in a safe and comfortable manner. So call one of our offices below to book your appointment, or ask any further questions, and keep smiling with all your natural teeth for 2016!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View