Mouth guards are designed to fit comfortably over the teeth. They are an essential component to not only protecting your teeth, but also the lips, cheeks and tongue. In some cases, it can also protect from concussions and jaw fractures.
Any mouth guard is better than no mouth guard at all! It is important to have a correct fitting mouth guard that is not too bulky or interfere with your breathing and speech.
A Denturist can also make mouth guards, which will be unique to you and your teeth and offer adequate protection required for the sport it is being used for.
Caring for your mouth guard
- When not fitted in the mouth, your mouth guard should always be stored in a container to avoid damage when it is not being used.
- They should be washed with lukewarm water after each use. Hot water could cause it to warp.
- Your mouthguard can be rinsed with mouthwash prior to insertion for a fresher taste
- It is important to have your mouth guard replaced every 2 years, or when needed.
- Do not chew on the end of your mouthguard like you see the professional players do! It will damage it!