If you or your child participates in a contact sport or activity, a mouth guard should be considered an essential piece of equipment! Our custom-made mouth guards offer great fit, comfort and protection for your smile.
Plantation Dental is proud to be your trusted Plantation dentist, and we want you to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth. One of the simplest ways to protect your teeth is by wearing a mouth guard. Mouth guards are excellent for anyone who participates in a sport or activity that has risks of injury to the mouth. Falls are one of the biggest contributors to mouth and teeth injuries.
Mouth guards are important for protecting your teeth as they absorb impact to the face and mouth. Mouth guards can also prevent trauma to the skull, jaw and tongue.
There are several types of mouth guards available to protect your mouth. Stock mouth guards can be purchased at sporting goods stores everywhere. They are inexpensive, but they are designed to be a one-size-fits-all. They tend to be less comfortable than custom mouth guards, and they may not remain in place. Boil and bite mouth guards offer a slightly better fit as they contour to your bite, but they are still only one size.
The absolute best protection available is a custom-made mouth guard. With an appliance designed just for you, mouth guards from Plantation Dental provide top protection and excellent comfort. You will be able to breathe and speak normally so that you can focus on the game!
Taking care of your mouth guards means keeping it out of direct heat and keeping in a case while not in use. Cleaning them is easy with a dab of toothpaste and warm water or through dental rinses.
If you clench or grind your teeth, then getting a night guard is a great way to protect your teeth from the extreme pressure put on your teeth. If you suffer from bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding or clenching), your teeth move back and forth across each other. As the teeth rub against each other, they can break, chip, crack and wear down. This can also cause headaches and other aches and pains. A night guard sits over your teeth. This allows teeth to glide across each other and protects the teeth and jaw. For patients who clench their teeth, the night guard provides a cushion. Our custom-made night guards fit snugly and comfortable while delivering the highest levels of protection to your teeth.
Protect your family’s teeth at Plantation Dental. Getting a mouth guard in Plantation is the easiest way to prevent dental injuries from falls and contact sports. Call us today at (954) 210-4520 to schedule your appointment.