By: Monroe Dental Arts  01/23/2015
Keywords: Mouth Guards, Mouthguards, Mouth Guard

If you or your child participate in sports, it’s a good idea to protect your teeth and gums from damage caused by a stray ball or impact with another player. At Monroe Dental Arts, Dr. H.K. Virdee makes custom mouthguards for our active child and adult patients. Protecting Your Teeth and Gums One wrong turn can cause serious pain and damage to your teeth. Misjudging a ball or a paddle or taking a wrong step can cause an accident. While pads and helmets are common parts of most sports attire, many people neglect to protect their teeth with the same conscientiousness. Some of the most common sports injuries include broken teeth and lacerated gums. In many cases, when you severely damage your tooth beyond repair, we must remove it and come up with a suitable tooth-replacement option. Tooth replacement is more costly and time consuming than protecting your teeth with a mouthguard. Custom Mouthguards You can buy a number of mouthguards in sporting goods stores and try to fit them to your teeth. However, none of them will come close to the quality of the custom nightguards we create in our office. Over-the-counter mouthguards often fail to do the trick and do not fit snugly enough to fully protect your teeth and gums. If your mouthguard falls out or feels loose, it’s not working. Additionally, the drug store mouthguards often feel uncomfortable, with sharp or bulky edges. At our Monroe Township dental office, we take custom impressions to create a mouthguard that fits you perfectly. We smooth the edges and make it comfortable to wear. Because we trim it to fit you perfectly, you will not have excessive material creating discomfort or bulkiness. Our custom mouthguards fit well and stay put. Avoiding certain behaviors such as flicking them in and out will help them retain their shape and last a long time. We can make a variety of colors so you can have something subtle or something fun, depending on your personality. Mouthguards With Braces If you or your child is in orthodontic treatment, it is even more important to protect your teeth and gums. In fact, braces can cause significant damage to the soft tissue inside your lips and cheeks during sports. A mouthguard protects your teeth and soft tissue from painful damage. Because your teeth change during orthodontics, you may need more than one mouthguard to get you all the way through treatment. We can help keep you protected and comfortable while you are in braces. Mouthguards protect the investment you made in your smile.

Keywords: Mouth Guard, Mouth Guards, Mouthguards

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