It’s important to protect your teeth with a dentist mouth guard if you take part in sports or recreational activities. Believe it or not, over a quarter of mouth injuries we see in our office are due to sports-related activities. If you or a loved one play any sport that carries a risk of impact-related injuries, we recommend a custom mouth guard. While over the counter mouth guards offer some protection, they can slip around in the mouth, reducing the guard’s effectiveness. If you’ve been searching for a dentist mouth guard in Riverton, IL, contact Renken Dentistry today!
Breaking, chipping or displacing a tooth can be quite painful, as can oral lacerations. A custom mouth guard is an essential piece of protective gear that every athlete should have. Dental injuries tend to be the most common type of facial injury in sports. A dentist mouth guard protects teeth from chipping, cracking, and breaking. They also prevent your teeth from damaging the soft tissues of your mouth, as well as jaw fractures. According to the American Dental Association, over 200,000 oral injuries are prevented yearly using mouth guards. In addition to sports, we recommend wearing a mouth guard for activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and skating.
How Are They Made?
A dentist mouth guard is made from impressions of your mouth. Since they’re custom-tailored to your individual mouth, they very comfortable. There’s no slipping, shifting, or painful rubbing. They provide significantly better protection than a bite and boil guard. They’re also made of higher quality materials than what you’d find over the counter. Our mouth guards can even be worn comfortably over braces. A custom mouth guard can also benefit Riverton, IL patients who suffer from TMJ/TMD. If you find yourself grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw at night, a mouth guard can relieve tension and protect your teeth. We offer other options to relieve TMJ symptoms as well, including Botox and orthodontics.
No one ever expects an injury while they’re having fun with sports and recreation. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared by wearing the proper protective gear. By wearing a mouth guard, you can enjoy the activities you love and prevent the pain and expense of oral injuries. Give us a call today at 217-483-7177 to schedule your appointment!