Indications for Sports Guards and Mouth Guards
Posted by Dr. Daniel Tebbi on Jan 31 2022, 07:02 AM
Mouthguards are dental devices that protect your teeth from grinding and clenching when sleeping or playing sports. These devices can aid in the protection of your teeth from decay and harm. These act as a barrier for your teeth, considerably increasing their health. Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. in Encino, CA, offers customized mouthguards to protect your oral health.
What Are Mouthguards?
A sports mouthguard is a device that protects the teeth from trauma. They usually protect the upper teeth and assist prevent tooth loss, fractures, and wounds to the tongue and lips. An oral injury should not be taken lightly, as it might result in lasting damage.
Types of Mouthguards
1. Stock Mouthguards
2. Boil-and-Bite Mouthguards
3. Custom-Made Mouthguards
Why Should You Wear a Sports Mouth Guard?
It Protects against Fractures
One of the main reasons dentists promote mouthguards is the high number of oral bone fractures caused by sporting activities. Such fractures can occur as a result of an impact to the teeth or jaw, both of which may necessitate surgery to correct. Mouthguards are a simple remedy that can cushion the impact, preventing broken teeth or suffering from these situations.
Mouth Guards Can Protect Against Knocked-Out Teeth
Broken teeth are not the only dangers to your teeth when participating in sports. Unfortunately, teeth or the mouth as a whole may be knocked out of alignment. Wearing a mouthguard reduces the absorbing effect of such an occurrence, potentially lowering the chance of all mouth-related injuries, including displaced teeth.
Protect the Soft Tissues in Your Mouth
As if concussions, bones fracturing, or teeth being knocked out by a powerful impact wasn't enough, another severe injury affecting soft tissues in the mouth could necessitate surgery or result in lifelong damage. Biting one's tongue, face, or lip after falling is a common injury that can be avoided with a well-fitted custom mouthguard. The guard is designed to fit over the upper teeth, and its placement, combined with the guard's thickness, limits the individual's ability to bite down on anything other than the guard itself. Because such an injury may necessitate sutures or extensive surgery to repair, every athlete should maintain a quality mouthguard clean and ready to use at all times.
If you want to know more about mouthguards and to get the best dental treatments in Encino, CA, contact Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. You can find us at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436, or call us at (818) 789-2034 to schedule an appointment today.