Mouth guards serve a number of useful purposes for patients. They cover teeth and protect them from injuries. They also protect the surrounding mouth structures like cheeks, lips and tongue . When playing sports or participating in physical activities such as football, skateboarding, or biking among others, a mouthguard is a vital piece of equipment. Adults and children who are prone to grinding or clenching their teeth while they sleep also often find them very effective.
Patients who choose to have their mouth guards custom-made by our practice will find it vastly superior compare to prefabricated mouth guards available for sale at retail locations. Custom-made mouth guards provide much better protection for the teeth, and TMJ . ?
Proper care of a mouth guard includes protection from heat, regular cleaning with mild soap, storing it correctly according to its material, among other practices.