In our office, we understand the importance of doing everything possible to protect your natural teeth. Although your teeth are strong, there are some problems that can occur that can cause permanent damage. As a family dental practice, we offer products and treatments that are completely tailored to you, regardless of age.
One of the most popular products we offer here in our San Antonio, Texas office, is an athletic mouth guard to wear during physical activities.
You may have heard about mouthguards before, but to help you understand how they work and why we recommend them, we encourage you to keep reading for more information.
We usually recommend mouth guards for two main reasons; to help with TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (or grinding your teeth at night,) and to protect your teeth during physical sports. Mouth guards are used to protect the teeth similarly in both cases, but each type is made a little differently.
Athletic mouthguards are made out of thick dental plastic that is custom-made to fit your teeth. Customizing them to your teeth will assist you in having a resting bite while performing your sports. Not only do these mouthguards protect your teeth while experiencing blows to the face, but it also protects your tongue from being bitten.
Come get Your Mouth Guard
Protecting your natural smile is one of the best things you can do to keep your smile healthy and save money. We encourage any of our patients, children and adults, to take care of their smiles by investing in a mouthguard. If you have recently picked up a new hobby and need to protect your smile, please speak with us at your next appointment.
Although we highly recommend doing what you can to protect your smile, we want to ensure all of our San Antonio, Texas patients that we can also help restore their smile after accidents happen. If you would like a mouth guard or need a smile restoration, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to work with you.