Do You Want To Prevent Injury To Your Teeth? Mouthguards May Be Right For You!

Mouthguards are commonly worn by athletes and people suffering from bruxism (unconsciously grinding or clenching the teeth). Athletes wear mouthguards during their games to protect their teeth from heavy blows and absorb the trauma when they are playing contact sports, such as boxing, basketball, football, and wrestling. People who suffer from bruxism wear mouthguards to help protect their teeth from excessive teeth grinding while they sleep to prevent injury to the jaw, tooth fractures, and TMJ syndrome that may lead to TMJ treatment. 

What Is A Mouthguard?

Mouthguards are worn across the top row of teeth to avoid oral injuries. They protect against broken teeth, damaged lips, and other oral injuries. Mouthguards are essential for people who are actively engaging in contact sports and who are experiencing oral conditions such as bruxism. Mouthguards consist of ethylene-vinyl acetate, also known as EVA, which is a rubber-like material that helps soften the blow of teeth hitting each other. 

What Are The Benefits of Mouthguards?

  • Protects Your Teeth – An athlete may suffer from a broken tooth whilst playing a harsh contact sport. Wearing mouthguards protects their teeth from physical blows that can lead to tooth damage, such as a chipped tooth.  
  • Helps Maintain Your Oral Structure – The bite helps retain facial structures, particularly the posterior teeth, in good shape. Contact sports and oral conditions can possibly loosen your teeth due to injury such as tooth knocked out and excessive teeth grinding. 
  • Prevents Development of Other Dental Problems – When wearing mouthguards, you will less likely need a Root canal treatment in Edmonton, dental crowns and bridges, and TMJ treatments. 

Mouthguards can be bought over-the-counter, or custom-made at your dentist in Edmonton. At My Family Dental, we can help provide personalised and affordable mouthguards, so that you can play sports and live worry-free about the effects of bruxism. Mouthguards are a worthy investment, especially for people who actively engage in contact sports. Without the use of mouthguards, unfortunate accidents lead to oral surgery which can be costly if left untreated. 

What Is The Process Of Getting Mouthguards?

To start off the process, we will first examine your oral structure to identify the right measurements in making your ideal mouthguard. Afterwards, your measurement will be sent to a laboratory to be custom-made. When a specialist is done making your mouthguard, you then have the luxury to protect your teeth from unfortunate occurrences and treat or minimise the discomfort that you may be experiencing. 

If you are looking for an affordable dentist in Edmonton that can help you give the perfect mouthguard for you, visit My Family Dental today. Let us help you choose the right mouthguard by visiting My Family Dental. Call us at (780) 937 3737 to book an appointment! And we will be glad to answer and hear anything from you!

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