Do you have bruxism or practice any contact sport? Mouthguards are for you.
Many people need more than just brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist twice a year. If you have bruxism or you are practicing contact sports, you should protect your teeth from wear and accidental breakage with mouthguards.
Mouthguards are retainer-like pieces of plastic that cover the entire mouth. If you suffer bruxism, the mouthguards (also called nightguards), can stop your jaws from clenching preventing damage to the teeth.
There are three main types of mouthguards:
Your physician can suggest an effective mouthguard should not restrict your breathing or speech. If you have braces, it’s very important talk to your dentist about the best options for protecting your teeth if you play sports, he or she will give you the instructions to avoid possible accidents.
Keep your mouthguard clean. You have to brush it with a toothbrush and toothpaste regularly to remove any bacteria and avoid possible mouth infections. Replace your mouthguard when it begins to show signs of wear is vitally important to avoid to keep bacteria and fungi from growing on your protector.
If you have a question about mouthguards or any dental issue, send us a message and we will provide the information required as soon as possible.
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