There are more ways to exercise than ever before. In League City, we have access to personal trainers, all-purpose gyms, specialty facilities, and recreational sports. At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we want to remind our patients that many activities pose a risk to dental health in League City.
Improving Dental Health in League City with Mouth Guards
Mouth guards are not just for rugby and football players. Actually, mouth guards can and should be used during any activity where impact to the face is possible. This includes many common sports such as pick-up basketball games, volleyball, and bicycling. When you have a properly fitted mouth protector, you can prevent broken or lost teeth as well as lip, tongue, and jaw injuries. Mouth protectors come in three main types: stock, boil and bite, and custom-fitted. Stock mouth guards are one-size-fits-all but rarely fit that well.
You can find boil and bite mouth protectors at sporting goods stores. They are to be softened in water and then formed to your mouth. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Custom-fitted mouth protectors can be made by your dentist to make sure you have a perfect fit. The soft tissues that line your cheeks and lips are especially susceptible to injury when you have braces or fixed bridge work. In addition, these appliances can also be damaged. For these reasons, a mouth protector is extremely important for patients undergoing these treatments. Your orthodontist may even recommend a mouth protector for your lower teeth as well.
Scheduling an Appointment
If you have questions about sports dentistry or dental health in League City, please contact our office and schedule an appointment. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic services such as teeth whitening, dental implants, and porcelain veneers. Our friendly staff eagerly looks forward to meeting you.