Protective Mouth Guards
Protective mouth guards at Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry.
We give you protective mouth guards in Sugar Land Texas at Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry.
A mouth guard is a protective device for your mouth. It covers your teeth and gums and prevents them from getting injured. There are several types of mouth guards and they include custom-made guards, boil and bite mouth protectors, nocturnal bite plate or bite splint, stock mouth protectors etc.
Who Needs a Mouth Guard?
If you play contact sports such as football, boxing, basketball, etc. you need a mouth guard. If you also engage in noncontact sports or any recreational activity that involves a risk of injury to the mouth, you would also benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
A blow to the face can occur when playing sports. Using mouth guard during sports can help limit injuries to your teeth, lips, tongue, and soft tissues of your mouth.
People who grind their teeth at night should also wear a protective mouth guard to prevent tooth damage.
Where can you get a Mouth Guard?
At Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry we can give you custom-made mouth guards at affordable cost. The custom-made mouth guards will be created using a thermoplastic material based on a detailed impression of your mouth and teeth taken by our dentist. The mouth guard is made by layering superheated plastic to match the impression of your teeth. The plastic is then cooled to create the mouth guard.
Custom mouth guards provide you with optimal safety and comfort unlike over-the-counter mouth guards.
How long do they last?
Custom-made mouth guards are very durable and can last for years. However, they may need replacing after a few years depending on the level of wear and tear. You can take care of your mouth guard by rinsing it with cold water or a mouth rinse before and after each use. You can also clean it with a mild soap and a toothbrush. Always protect it from extreme temperatures to avoid distorting its shape. It won’t fit well in your mouth if the shape is distorted. You need to check the mouth guard for general wear and tear from time to time to know when to replace it.
You can call us today on (281) 937 7530 for more information. Our Dentist in Sugar Land has over eighteen years of experience and our staff is always friendly. We do our best to work with your schedule and accept most insurances.