Do you have a mouthguard? If so, good for you! It’s best to wear your mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities. If you tend to grind your teeth (if you’re a victim of bruxism), then it’s best to wear your mouthguard at night. Wearing a mouthguard can help you in many ways. Our dentist, Dr. C.R. (Chip) Edwards, Jr., is happy to tell you more about mouthguards by listing the benefits of mouthguards in Sanford, Florida, which are:
-Mouthguards can protect your teeth and jaw when you play high-contact sports and activities. This is because the appliance covers the arch of your teeth and protects it when hard things hit your mouth, like a ball, elbow, head, or foot. The guard can reduce your chances of suffering an oral injury while you’re active. If you don’t wear a mouthguard, you could suffer a knocked-out tooth, a chipped tooth, damaged oral tissues, and more.
-Mouthguards can prevent wear and tear if you are a victim of bruxism. This is because it covers the arch of teeth and limits the contact the arches of teeth have with each other. The less contact they have, the better because it reduces the chances wearing down and fracturing your teeth.
Call our dental office at (407) 322.6052 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers and information you need. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!