Mouth guards are an essential piece of safety equipment for people who engage in an active lifestyle, especially children and teens who participate in school sports. They are also useful for those who experience complications from conditions like bruxism, or teeth grinding, especially it happens while sleeping. Available in a size and style that is sure to suit any mouth type there’s no reason to let an active lifestyle or medical problems put your perfect smile at risk.
If You’re Out Exploring Your World, You Need A Mouth Guard
Anything that takes you off the beaten path or has you zipping along at high speeds, like rollerblading and water skiing, is cause to have a mouth guard on your person. From scaling the most intimidating rock faces to getting together with your friends for a game of racquetball living an active lifestyle can put your teeth at risk. Mouth guards help to cushion impacts, prevent broken jaws and split lips, and otherwise keep your smile looking its best.
They Protect More Than Just Your Teeth
The jaw, soft-tissues of your face, and your teeth are all at risk from impact without the use of a mouth guard. When you receive a facial impact it can force your teeth together and cause cracking, misalignment, or even dislodge your teeth, break your jaw, and split your lips, gums, or cheeks. Being made of soft resilient material your mouth guard is able to absorb these impacts and distribute it so that no part of your mouth is the recipient of excessive force. All the careful planning in the world isn’t going to save your teeth when an accident occurs, but a mouth guard can.
Bruxism Is A Serious Problem, Mouth Guards Help
Everyone clenches or grinds their teeth from time to time, but bruxism is a serious condition where this is done sub-consciously and to excess. There are two forms of this condition, wakeful and sleeping bruxism, but both of them are capable of causing severe damage to your teeth over time. While there is yet to be a clear explanation of why bruxism occurs stress is thought to be a major contributor. Symptoms of bruxism include a sore or stiff jaw, wear on your teeth, headaches, damage to fillings, crowns, and other dental restorations, and hypersensitive teeth. A mouth guard can help with these conditions by preventing your teeth from grinding against each other.
If you or your children are part of an active lifestyle or are experiencing symptoms of bruxism, it’s time to get on the phone and talk to your dentist about a mouth guard. Dr. Reynaldo Baron and his team of experts at Superb Dental Care work every day to aid their patients on the road to perfect oral health. If you live in the Pasadena, CA area you can call and make an appointment today. Don’t wait for an accident to happen before you take precautions, ask your dentist about mouthguards today!