A dental mouth guard is an indispensable piece of equipment for people who play contact sports. A custom mouth guard specifically crafted according to your oral anatomy offers much better protection and is far more comfortable than over-the-counter products. Mouth guards cover the upper jaw and protect your mouth from injuries such as cut lips and broken teeth.
Pawhuska Dental offers custom dental mouth guards which are made using high-quality, resilient, lightweight material so that they don’t interfere with your speaking and breathing and don’t give you a bulky feeling in your mouth while you’re wearing them.Our mouth guards are suited to the needs of children as well as adults.
Making your custom mouth guard starts with taking an impression of your teeth and mouth. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory where the mouth guard is made. Once it’s ready, we make sure it fits perfectly and give you instructions on how to use it and clean it properly. Mouth guards generally cover the upper teeth, but can be made to cover the lower teeth for those who wear restorations such as crowns, bridges etc.
Use of Mouth Guards
Sports guards are worn over the teeth while playing contact sports that involve falls, body contact, flying equipment etc. (such as basketball, football, soccer, baseball, skateboarding, hockey, mountain biking, gymnastics), to protect the teeth and mouth from injury.
Bruxism is the habit of clenching and grinding one’s teeth, especially while sleeping. Using a dental night guard while sleeping at night prevents your teeth from rubbing against each other, protecting them from cracks and chips, and from jaw muscle strain.
Caring for Your Mouth Guard
- Rinse your mouth guard with cold, soapy water or with a mouth rinse before and after each use.
- Store your mouth guard in a perforated, strong container and protect it from hot temperatures to avoid distorting its shape.
- Keep checking your mouth guard for wear and tear and fitting issues.
For more information on how mouth guards can be useful to you, please call our office at (918) 215-4425.