Dental injuries are common, especially if you take part in contact sports or other recreational activities. To reduce the risks of these injuries, wearing a device, like sports guards, over your teeth will protect them from blows to your face or head.
These protective mouth gears are essential for people who take part in sports or recreational activities that involve physical contact. This may include any of the following, among other activities that may cause injuries to the mouth.
- Mountain biking
Typically, sports guards are worn on the upper teeth to prevent damage to the mouth. They are designed to protect against broken teeth, cut lips, fractures to the jaw bone and other injuries. If you wear fixed dental appliances (such as bridges) or braces, your dentist may recommend wearing a mouth protector on both the lower and upper teeth.
The type of mouth protector you choose should be comfortable, resilient and tear-resistant. Also, it should fit well to avoid speech or breathing restrictions.
Ideally, sports guards should be replaced after each season due to wear and tear – which makes them less effective. Also, it would help if you visited your dentist regularly to have your sports guards checked.
Enjoy your favourite sports and reactional activities without fear of losing a tooth!
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