If you want to maintain a strong and healthy smile, then our dentist, Dr. Donna Gentry, encourages you to wear a mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities. You can even wear a mouthguard when you do things that aren’t extremely dangerous for your smile but could still cause an oral injury, like bike riding, skateboarding, and gymnastics.
A mouthguard is a strong device that protects the mouth. It covers the teeth and gums and reduces the chances of oral injury. Typically, it helps cushion blows to the face that can damage the teeth, arches, gums, lips, and tongue. The guard usually covers the top arch of teeth because it’s more exposed than the bottom arch. This is because it sticks out farther. You should include a mouthguard as an essential piece of your athletic gear and you should wear it regularly. There are many different types of mouthguards available, like:
-Stock mouthguards (These can be purchased at a sporting goods store)
-Boil-and-bite mouthguards (These can be purchased at a sporting goods store)
-Custom-made mouthguards (These can be purchased at our dental office)
To find out which guard is right for you, ask our dental team today. We will be happy to examine your smile and help you if you schedule an appointment.
Do you have questions about mouthguards in Cedar Point, North Carolina? If so, please contact our dental team at SeaSide Dentistry when you have the chance. All you need to do is call 252-764-2784 and we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need about these handy appliances!