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Mouth Guard


A mouth guard is a dental appliance designed to protect the teeth, gums, and jaws during sports activities or to prevent teeth grinding during sleep. It is typically made of flexible plastic material that is custom-fitted to the individual’s teeth for optimal comfort and protection.

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For patients engaging in contact sports or activities with a high risk of facial injury, a mouth guard becomes an essential protective device. For individuals who experience bruxism, or teeth grinding during sleep, a mouth guard can also be beneficial in preventing tooth wear and jaw discomfort. The process of obtaining a mouth guard typically involves a dental professional taking an impression of the teeth, which is then used to create a custom-fitted appliance. This ensures a comfortable fit and effective protection. Once fitted, the mouth guard should be worn as directed to shield the teeth and gums from impact and pressure, thereby minimizing the risk of oral injuries and contributing to long-term dental health

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Mouth guards contribute to preventive dental care by safeguarding against tooth fractures, enamel wear, and even concussions in contact sports, thus reducing the need for complex dental procedures. Mouth guards act as a cushion to absorb impact and reduce the risk of dental injuries such as broken teeth, lip lacerations, or jaw fractures. By wearing a mouth guard, athletes and individuals prone to teeth grinding can safeguard their oral health and prevent potential dental trauma.

Mouth guards can be custom-fitted by dental professionals to ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness, or purchased as standard sizes in stores.
They are typically made from thermoplastic materials like ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) that soften when heated to create a precise fit around the teeth and gums.



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