If you play sports, even recreationally, a sports mouth guard is necessary to protect your smile against oral trauma and injury. Contact and noncontact sport activities alike can result in tooth damage. We would be pleased to speak with you more about mouth guards and provide a fundamental review of their benefits and care.
Options for Mouth Guards
The optimal choice for a sports mouth guard is a custom made one offered by our dentist because it is fitted to your smile for optimal protection and comfort. Stock mouth guards can be found in many stores, though they aren’t customized to your smile’s exact fit. You may find boil and bite mouth guards to be adequate as well. They are soaked in hot water to become moldable to your smile.
Sports Mouth Guards and Your Braces
A mouth guard is an important part of your orthodontic treatment because it prevents your braces from becoming damaged by oral trauma while playing sports. You can receive a custom-fitted mouth guard when you speak with Dr. [dotor_name] or your orthodontist.
Mouth Guard Care
To keep your mouth guard clean and hygienic, rinse it with cold water or mouthwash before and after each use, but don’t use hot temperatures or else it can cause distortion. Cleaning your appliance can be done with a toothbrush and mild soap. Notify Hermann Park Smiles of any wear and tear or if your appliances becomes uncomfortable or loose.
You are welcome to call (713) 522-1717 today to discuss your options for a sports mouth guard in Houston, Texas, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Sharel Sly.