Healthy teeth are attractive and can make your smile beautiful. Every year, people spend thousands of dollars to keep their teeth clean, get cosmetic surgery and have other dental procedures performed to maintain a dazzling set of teeth. Now imagine losing your teeth in an instant for not wearing protective gear while playing sports.
Many children and adults lose their teeth because of their lack of awareness about protective mouth guards. This piece of equipment protects the gums and teeth from injuries that may occur while playing sports like hockey, baseball, boxing, football, rugby, karate, and any other contact sports.
Protective Mouth guards are also used to protect your teeth from a condition called ‘bruxism’. Bruxism happens when people grind their teeth while sleeping or due to excessive stress and anxiety. At Dentistry on Ellesmere, we offer a variety of protective mouth guards tailored for your needs.
Different types of protective mouth guards
It’s always advisable to wear mouth gear when playing sports – contact or non-contact. Here are a few different types of mouth guards available.
At Dentistry on Ellesmere, we offer our clients custom fitted mouth protectors. These are made in our lab with the exact measurements of your mouth and teeth shape. These are excellent in protecting your teeth while playing sports.
Bruxism is a condition that can have long term adverse effects and can cause various problems if left untreated. These include:
- Disturbed sleep
- Broken teeth
- Jaw aches
- Damaged gum tissues