A dentist mouth guard is one of the most important pieces of protective gear for athletes. Many types of sports and recreational activities come with the risk of oral injuries. In fact, approximately 25% of all oral injuries we see are due to sports! While over the counter “bite and boil” mouth guards provide some protection, a custom mouth guard is more comfortable and effective. Since they’re designed for your mouth, they won’t slip around or cause uncomfortable rubbing. We can also provide a dentist mouth guard for TMJ symptoms like bruxism (teeth grinding). We care about our Edinburg, IL patients and want you to have a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Schedule your appointment to get fitted for a custom mouth guard today!
Sports are a fantastic way to stay active, but many of them also come with a risk of injury. This is especially true for contact sports like football or soccer. Getting hit in the mouth by a ball or elbow can cause any number of oral injuries, from split lips to knocking out teeth. Even recreational activities like horseback riding or ice skating can cause painful, expensive injuries. These can be easily avoided by using a dentist mouth guard.
Other Reasons For A Mouth Guard
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented each year by wearing a mouth guard. Mouth guards help prevent chipped, broken teeth, and knocked out teeth. They also protect the lips and tongue. A custom mouth guard is created using a mold of your mouth, ensuring a snug, comfortable fit. They’re easy to clean and care for, and they last significantly longer than bite and boil mouth guards from athletic stores. Typically mouth guards are for the upper teeth, but we can also provide them for the lower teeth if needed.
We care about our Edinburg, IL patients and want you to be able to enjoy the activities you love without injury. In addition to mouth guards, we offer comprehensive dental care for the entire family. From dental cleanings to fillings, orthodontics to dental implants, you’ll find every service you need to have a happy, healthy smile. Schedule your appointment today by calling 217-483-7177 or book your appointment online.