What Protection Does a Custom fitted Mouthguard Provide?
Teeth are very strong, and are needed to perform daily functions. But they are not invincible, so many precautions and rules should be observed to keep them as healthy as possible. Semi-annual visits to your dental office for cleaning and exam are a great start, but in between those visits there are many things you can do to maximize excellent oral health.
First and foremost, you can develop and maintain a daily oral regimen that can keep your teeth as healthy as possible between visits to your dental office.
- Brush teeth with a fluoridated tooth paste or gel. Cavity protection will be maximized with brushing at least twice per day (more often if possible) and following the recommendation of brushing at least two minutes each time.
- Floss daily to keep gum tissue stimulated and to remove debris from between teeth and along the gum line that your tooth brush misses.
- Limit sugary snacks and beverages.
- Overall good health is important to dental health, so do those things known to enhance that such as get sufficient rest, exercise, drink plenty of water, and maintain a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables to support proper nutrition.
Patients of any age that participate in activity where oral and facial injuries can occur should take precautions. A custom fitted mouthguard is helpful to protect teeth and gum tissue.
This is particularly critical to youths that participate in sports activities where there is danger from contact such as football or soccer.
A custom fitted apparatus is important as generic mouth guards that you can buy online or at the drug store often do not fit correctly; if the fit is poor, the likelihood of wearing it and obtaining the proper protection is less likely.
Our dental team can provide a custom fitted mouthguard to protect and help keep teeth and gums healthy. Contact our office today to learn more.