Mouthguards: 3 Times They’re Super Important!

Your dentist knows that at the tippy top of your priority list every day, you might not have dental care listed. However, we would very much love to hear that you’ve got protecting your smile through optimal preventive care somewhere in the mix. In fact, our Southlake, TX team would feel much better if we knew that you had some advanced knowledge in regard to just how important it is to keep your smile safe and how to do so. While you may know that brushing, flossing, and visits are key, we wonder: Are you aware of how impactful mouthguards can become for you? If not, it’s time to consider some new info!

#1: When You’re Playing Sports, Etc.!

When you are playing sports, working out, or doing something that could suddenly cause you to experience a strong impact to your teeth and mouth! This is for adults, as well as for kids who participate in team sports. When you are doing so, you remain vulnerable to serious oral health damage that you may often prevent. By speaking with our team about athletic mouthguards, you can learn all about custom guards, store-bought guards, which is for you, and which members of your family should wear one! Remember, it’s much better for the guard to absorb the impact, the shock, and more, than for your teeth to deal with it. You can save yourself from broken teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, and more!

#2: When You’re Faced With Sleep Apnea

If you are faced with sleep apnea, then this is one of those times during which wearing a mouthguard is extremely important! If you don’t wear one, chances are good you’re going to continue dealing with this sleep disorder that is initially just exhausting and frustrating but that can eventually chip away at your overall health. Protect your heart, your liver, your body, your sleeping, your energy levels, and more, by following through with the oral appliance therapy we provide for your sleep treatment.

#3: If Grinding, Clenching, Or TMJ Issues Affect You

There are only bad things that will come from bruxism (grinding and clenching) and TMJ disorder (when your jaw joints are damaged or stressed). Fortunately, there is a ton of good and improvement that happens when you wear the oral appliance (also referred to as a mouthguard) that is recommended as your treatment. See for yourself just how quickly it improves your oral health!

Wear Your Mouthguard For Smile Protection

Keep your smile in safe condition when you remember to wear a mouthguard when the situation calls for it. Not sure how to begin or which mouthguard you need? Contact us soon for a visit with our team! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.