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Is Mouth Guard Important When Playing Sports?

How do I deal with Dental Emergency?

Mouthguard is a  removable device made out of soft and flexible plastic and is worn over the teeth, and is often used to protect teeth from injury while playing sports.

Here are  the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about mouthguards:

Q. Why do I need to wear a mouthguard when palying sports?

A. During any physical activity, there is risk of injury. A well fitted mouth guard can help minimise the risk of injury to tongue lips and cheeks. It will protect the teeth from being chipped, fractured and tooth loss. Research shows that most sports-related injuries occur when athletes are not using mouth guards.

Q. What kind of sports require the use of Mouthgurad?

A. Children or adults who are involved in contact sports like  soccer, boxing, ice hockey, football, basket ball, field hockey, gymnastic, wrestling should wear a mouthgurad.  It will also help to wear a mouthguard for  fun activities like skateboarding.

Q. There are so many different kind of mouthguards. How do I choose the right one?

A.  There are three main types:

Stock- type: These are most inexpensive kind and can be bought from any sporting goods store. It is not possible to do many adjustments to it . It is very uncomfortable and bulky to use. Its hard to breathe sometimes while wearing this type of mouthgurad.

Boil and Bite Type: This is available at any sporting goods store and is more ccomfortable and better fitting than the stock-type. Before using it, it is palced in hot water to soften and then placed in mouth to form a shape arround teeth and tongue.tenarecommend their use.

Custom-Made Mouth Guard: This  is the most comfortable, well-fitting and provides the most protection. It is custom fitted to your mouth at your dentist’s office. Impression is taken of your mouth and a mold is made with a special type of plaster. At Serenity Dental, we use  the most advanced technology by Dentsply called Drufomat Scan to make the custom fitted mouth guard.

Q. How much does it cost to have a custom made mouth guard?

A. The range is $100- $140 at most dental offices as it involves the lab bills.

Q. Ok, I got the mouth guard, are there any sppecial instructions to follow?

A. Here are some of the useful points to follow:

  • Run the mouth guard under cold water before and after every use
  • Use dish soap and a tooth bruch to clean it regularly
  • Do not expose it to high- tempertaure and direct sunlight
  • Always store it in the storage container that came with it.

Please  feel free to call us at 204-415-5567,  we will be glad to answer all your questions related to the Mouth-Guard. You can also contact us online or via Facebook.


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