Protect Your Smile with Custom Mouthguards
Do you wear a mouthguard when you play sports or engage in other activities that could lead to injury? According to the American Dental Association, mouthguards prevent over 200,000 oral injuries every year. Let’s face it, dental emergencies are never fun. You don’t want to chip, damage, or lose a tooth. Your appearance and comfort will be negatively affected by an oral injury. If you don’t protect your teeth, you may end up needing intensive dentistry treatments like extractions, root canals, dental implants, and more.
At MiraBella Smiles, we provide custom-fit mouthguards to our patients who need mouth protection. These mouthguards cushion any hits that you take to the mouth area, protecting the lips, tongue, and jaw. If you are active in sports, a mouthguard should always accompany the rest of your regular equipment. When you don’t wear a mouthguard in sports, you are 60 times more likely to suffer from an injury to your mouth! Oral injuries are more common in contact sports, but they can happen in any sport or activity where a fall or collision is possible.
Instead of stock or one-size-fits-all mouthguards, we provide custom-fit mouthguards so that you can enjoy maximum comfort and protection. Your dentist knows your teeth and gums well and can have a mouthguard fashioned that is perfect for you and your needs. If you have dental work like bridges or braces, a custom-fit mouthguard is likely your only option.
Maintaining Your Mouthguard
Your mouthguard will do the hard work of maintaining your smile. Maintaining a mouthguard is simple. After each use, rinse the mouthguard or brush it with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Once in awhile, you should clean the mouthguard with soap and water or denture cleaner. Never leave your custom-fit mouthguard in hot weather or water.
Want to avoid injury to your teeth and gums? Whether you play sports or could use mouth protection for any other activity, it is better safe than sorry. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We can set you up with Dr. Faltine to get you fitted for a comfortable custom mouthguard.