In the heat of an intense contact sport, you never know when injuries are going to occur. If you take a heavy blow to the mouth, it can cause severe structural damage that might be very difficult to repair. You can help to prevent this from happening by wearing a protective mouth guard. Our mouth guards offer both protection and comfort, without interfering with the user’s normal speaking or breathing. Athletes who use mouth guards are less likely to experience tooth wear, oral injury and jaw problems, and they are available for patients of all ages.
Contact sports and other activities present a high risk of oral injury and structural damage to an athlete’s mouth. By simply wearing a mouth guard, these risks can be significantly reduced. Mouth guards have also been shown to reduce the chances of an athlete experiencing a concussion or severe lacerations to their tongue, cheeks and lips. As a result, our experts strongly recommend the use of mouth guards for any of our patients who play contact sports.
In addition to standard mouth guards, Aqua Dental Loft also offers night guards that are designed to prevent oral injury while a person is asleep. Bruxism is a common sleep disorder, in which a person will uncontrollably clench and grind their teeth while asleep. When bruxism occurs, it can cause excessive tooth wear, jaw discomfort, headaches and tooth fractures. By using a night guard while sleeping, these issues can be greatly reduced.
If you would like to learn more about mouth guards or night guards and how they can protect your teeth, please call us at (561) 264-2264 to schedule an appointment.