Do I Need a Sports Mouth Guard?
If you play a contact sport, our Muskegon dentist will recommend that you wear a sports mouth guard. A mouth guard is an oral appliance that absorbs the impact of getting hit in the face. It also cushions your teeth and gums so you’re less likely to experience a dental emergency in the middle of a game.
Here’s why getting a sports mouth guard is a good idea.
Lower Your Risk of a Dental Emergency
Even if you don’t play a contact sport, it still may be a good idea to wear a mouth guard if there’s a risk of oral injury. For example, you can still get hit in the face while skateboarding or playing basketball.
There’s nothing worse than having ainterrupt your team’s winning streak. That’s why we recommend wearing your sports mouth guard during all games and practices.
If you’re unsure of whether you need a mouth guard, please feel free to schedule an appointment with our dentist. Dr. Jones would be more than happy to help you decide what’s best for your smile.
Avoid Paying for Restorative Care
A sports mouth guard is much less expensive than emergency dental care. Also, keep in mind that it’s not always possible to re-implant an. This is especially the case if it’s been longer than 30 minutes since you were injured or the root cells needed for reattachment have been damaged.
In general, sports mouth guards and other types of preventive care will help lower your dental costs in the long run.
Avoid Losing a Tooth
There’s never a good time to lose your tooth. But it’s especially bad to lose your tooth while playing on a football field, hockey rink, or other sports arena. Add in the other players and it can be difficult (if not impossible) to find your tooth in time to save it. But wearing a mouth guard can help you avoid losing your tooth in the first place.
Protect Your Dental Braces
If you’re in the middle of orthodontic treatment, it’s important that you continue to wear a sports mouth guard while you play. Our dentist will recommend a specific mouth guard that’s designed to fit over your braces. That way, you’re less likely to damage your braces if you’re hit in the face. A sports mouth guard for braces will also stop your brackets and wires from puncturing the soft tissue in your mouth.
When you’re paying for traditional metal braces, you don’t want anything to interfere with your treatment. That’s why wearing a sports mouth guard is a smart move.
Request an Appointment With Dr. Jones
Dr. Bruce G. Jones is an experienced dentist in Muskegon, Michigan, who offers sports mouth guards to patients who need them. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To request an appointment, please call Bruce G. Jones Dentistry at (231) 780-5158. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone will reach out to you soon.