Have you ever wondered what is the most pragmatic way to protect your teeth from some severe damage? Will it be upgrading your toothpaste? Or maybe, flossing more rigorously? Or maybe – change your dentist? Well, the correct answer is – using a mouth guard.
In our experience of several years, we at Gentle Family Dentistry, have observed that mouth guard can provide tremendous protection to your teeth at a relatively cost effective rate. Still wondering how can mouth guards help you protect your teeth? Read along:
The first thing that would come to your mind is – do you even need a mouth guard. Well, the answer would be a loud yes if you are a college student and an athlete. Just to make it precise, you don’t have to be an NFL player to wear custom fitted mouth protectors. Even if you are playing at a very novice level, or are playing just as a recreational activity, stock mouth protectors can be of great help to you.
Now, if you are playing a sport such as boxing, wrestling, MMA or even football – you have to wear a mouth guard by the very rules of the sport. That said, what if you are into gymnastics or some other sport, where a mouth guard may not have a natural space?
The very thing about sports is that no matter how hard you have practiced, there is always a possibility of something unexpected taking you up by surprise. A mouth guard, simply helps you protect your teeth against these surprises. So, you should be using one of the prominently available boil and bite mouth protectors or go for a standard mouth guard.
As a matter of fact – yes, you can wear mouth guards even if you have braces. There are special mouth guards available for such scenarios. Your dentist will be able to help you more with this!
If it’s broken, throw it. Wash it regularly and change it after a few months of usage.