What is sports mouth guard?
Sports guards, mouth guards and mouth protectors are different names for the same thing. A device worn over your teeth that protects them from blows to the face; minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. Your top teeth take the brunt of trauma because they stick out more. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.
When you should wear a mouthguard?
When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age.
Numerous surveys of sports-related dental injuries have documented that participants of all ages, genders and skill levels are at risk of sustaining dental injuries in sporting activities, including organized and unorganized sports at both recreational and competitive levels.
While collision and contact sports, such as boxing, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey are higher-risk sports for the mouth, any athlete may experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics, mountain biking, skating and skateboarding — any activity that might result in an injury to the mouth.
Protecting your braces.
A properly fitted mouthguard may be especially important for people who are into sports and wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, which will help you, avoid injuries to your gums and cheeks.
Talk to your dentist or orthodontist about selecting a mouthguard that will provide the right protection. Although some mouthguards only cover the upper teeth, your dentist or orthodontist may suggest that you use a mouthguard on the lower teeth if you have braces on these teeth.
If you wear braces or other fixed dental appliances (such as a bridge) on your lower jaw, your dentist may suggest a mouth protector for these teeth as well.
If you have a retainer or other removable appliance, do not wear it during any contact sports.
Custom made mouth guards – These are individually designed and made in dentist’s office, which is well trained in designing them. Not surprisingly, they are likely to provide the most comfortable fit and best protection. Your dentist makes an impression of your teeth and then constructs the mouth guard over a model of them. Most athletes prefer customized mouth guards. Many sports association now recommends customize mouth guard than ready made because they fit and feel better and are very comfortable during sports activity.
How long should mouth guards last?
Mouth guards should ideally be replaced after each season because they can wear down over time, making them less effective. Replacement is especially important for adolescents because their mouths continue to grow and teeth continue to develop into adulthood. Many athletes who play several sports have new mouth guards made when they go for their six-month dental check-up.
We here at 32Smiles, promotes the importance of safety in maintaining oral health and the use of a properly fitted mouthguard as the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries. The German technology based sheets are used for mouthguard construction using Biostar machine. 32Smiles is fully equipped with the infrastructure and inventory required for constructing Sports mouth guard. Here, Sports mouthguards are also available in multiple colours as well.