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Mouth Guards

Mouth guards, also known as sports guards or athletic mouth protectors, are crucial pieces of equipment for anyone participating in potentially injurious recreational or sporting activities. A protective mouthguard applied to the upper teeth protects the entire mouth area from trauma, preserving the beauty and health of the smile.
In particular, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends the use of mouthwash during any sports and leisure activities.

How can mouth guards protect me or my child?

Most sports organizations now require participants to wear face shields on a regular basis. Although mouthguards are primarily designed to protect teeth, they can also significantly reduce the amount of force transmitted from the point of impact (the mouth) to the central nervous system (the base of the brain) and thus mouthguards contribute to the risk of a in traumatic brain injury is reduced, which is especially important for young children.
Mouth guards also reduce the prevalence of the following injuries:
  • Cheek lesions
  • Concussions
  • Gum and soft tissue injuries
  • Jawbone fractures
  • Lip lesions
  • Neck injuries
  • Tongue lesions
  • Tooth fractures

What type of mouth guard should I purchase?

While there are literally thousands of different types of mouthwash, most products fall into three main categories: preventive mouthwash, blister and bite mouthwash, and custom mouthwash.
  • How much money is available to spend?
  • How often does is the sport played?
  • What kind of sport is being played? The most frequent mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.
Here is a summary of the benefits and drawbacks of each type of mouth guard in light of these considerations:
You can buy this solution directly from the shelf and put it in your mouth immediately. The fit is universal (one-size-fits-all) which means the mouth guard is not adjustable. Stock mouth guards are very cheap, easy to find, and readily found in sporting goods stores. Dentists are not very fond of these mouthguards, as they provide little protection, impair breathing and speech, and are uncomfortable.
These solutions are usually made of thermoplastic and are easily installed in most sporting goods stores. First soak them in warm water to soften them, then press them onto the child’s teeth to form a molded shape Boil-bite mouthguards are slightly more expensive than stock mouthguards, but they tend to offer more protection, hear feel comfortable in mouth, easy speech production and breathing You can do it.
This solution is highly protective and customized by the dentist. First, the dentist uses special materials to cosmeticize the teeth, and then a mouthwash is created above the molds. Custom dentures are more expensive and take longer to fill, but they are comfortable, correct in dental alignment, and fully endorsed by the dentist.