Burnsville Mouth Guard
Mouth guards, also called dental guards, protect teeth from dental injuries during sports and recreation. Other patients use a mouth guard to prevent wear from teeth grinding. Whether worn during a sports game or overnight, mouth guards keep your teeth safe while preventing other conditions like headaches or sore jaws.
Mouth protectors have a generic shape meant to fit in any mouth. While inexpensive and easy to find, the one-size-fits-all approach makes the guard bulky, hindering the wearer’s ability to breathe and talk.
Some mouth protectors come in a thermoplastic material that patients can boil, then bite down on to create a semi-custom fit. However, these protectors may still not fit as precisely as custom-fit mouth guards, and the edges of the plastic may irritate the gums.
Custom Mouth Guards
While usually associated with night guards, custom mouth guards work well for sports and recreation activities. Your dentist makes these guards from an impression of your teeth to ensure the best fit possible. Custom guards feel better when worn, last longer, and stay in your mouth better when sleeping.
How To Care for Your Mouth Guard
Practice regular maintenance and cleaning to make your mouth guard last as long as possible.
- Brush your mouth guard with a soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste before and after you wear it
- Rinse and wash your mouth guard with soap to ensure no leftover debris remains
- Place your mouth guard in its case after removing it
- Bring your mouth guard to dentist appointments to ensure you don’t need new ones made
Keep Your Teeth Safe With a Mouth Guard
Stop wear and tear on your teeth with a custom-made mouth guard from Heart of the City Dental in Burnsville, MN. Call (952) 890-2791 to learn more about how mouth guards protect teeth today.
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