Wearing a well-fitting protective mouthguard can literally save your smile in case of accidents or trauma. Our Elmhurst dentists are sharing some information about key considerations for protective dental gear. Keep reading to learn more…
The purpose of the protective mouthguard is to shield your teeth from contact and to redistribute force upon impact. A protective oral appliance that is molded to fit snugly over your existing smile is more effective than generic options.
Additionally, our team designs protective dental gear to work with your natural jaw alignment and bite structure. Unfortunately, poorly fit guards can lead to temporomandibular joint dysfunction over time, which is why it’s so important that you pursue high quality, customized options.
Custom-fit dental appliances are easy to wear, and comfortable once in place. The last thing we want is for you to avoid wearing your mouthguard when you need it, due to discomfort.
Because protective dental gear is crafted from sturdy thermoplastic material, it is designed to withstand tooth-on-tooth pressure as well as regular cleanings. Your dentist may have additional suggestions to help you extend the life of your mouthguard.
If you participate in extreme or contact sports, now is the time to get the protective gear to safeguard your smile. Our Elmhurst dentists are here to help you—just give us a call or use the Contact Us page on our site to get started!