Protect Your Teeth with Athletic Mouth Guards
Athletic mouth guards are a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouth guard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for “bruxism” or “TMD”, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching.
Mouth guards are used in sports where deliberate or accidental impacts to the face and jaw may cause harm. Such impacts may occur in many sports including: baseball, boxing, mixed martial arts, and most other contact sports. Mouth guards may also prevent or reduce harm levels of concussion in the event of an injury to the jaw. In many sports, the rules of the sport make their use compulsory. Schools also often have rules requiring their use.
Studies in various high risk populations for dental injuries are repeatedly reporting a low compliance of individuals for the regular use of athletic mouth guards during activities. Moreover, even with regular use, effectiveness in prevention on dental trauma is not complete, and injuries can still occur even when mouth guards are used as users are not always aware of the best makes or size, which inevitably result in a poor fit.
7 Day Dental will ensure that the athletic mouth guards they produce will have a proper fit and be more effective against trauma to the teeth. However, there can still be injuries to the teeth, jaw and gums.