WHAT ARE MOUTH GUARDS?
If you or your child are involved in sports or physical activities of any kind, whether they're high-impact (like boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, or hockey) or low-impact (like yoga, swimming, cycling, or rollerblading), then board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Call highly recommends a custom-made mouth guard to protect the teeth, gums, and jaw from trauma. When compared to store-bought mouth guards, professionally crafted, custom mouth guards provide a more comfortable fit, making them more effective for ease of wear and protection. If you'd like to reduce the risk of harming your teeth and other oral structures, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Oakridge Dental in Farmington, UT to learn more about custom mouth guards and how they can shield your teeth from severe damage, like a cracked, loose, or missing tooth.
DO I NEED A MOUTH GUARD?
Professionally crafted mouth guards can be incredibly helpful for patients or their family members who are active in any kind of physical activity that could potentially cause harm to the teeth, gums, and jaw. A number of our patients participate in high-impact sports, like football, volleyball, hockey, martial arts, softball, soccer, wrestling, and more. A mouth guard may be especially useful if you have dental restorations or braces since these appliances cut your gums and the soft tissue lining of your mouth. Mouth guards have also been proven to assist athletes in non-contact sports (jogging, yoga, weight lifting) by reducing strain on the jaw. Since custom-made mouth guards are specially crafted to suit your goals, it typically has a better fit and lasts longer compared to boil-and-bite mouth protectors that can be found in drugstores or sporting good shops.
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"I was impressed with how informative and thorough they were. In addition to that, I felt like I was a person that they were wanting to take care of rather than just a number to get in and out the door. This was how much better experience than I have had in the past few years at other dentists"- G.C. / Google / Nov 21, 2022
HOW ARE MOUTH GUARDS MADE?
To create your mouth guard, Dr. Call will take a series of 3D digital impressions of your mouth. These impressions will then be sent to a dental laboratory where professionals will create a fully customized mouth guard from durable, high-quality materials. Once completed and shipped to our practice, you will return to our office to have your oral appliance fitted. Dr. Call will make sure your mouth guard fits correctly and is comfortable to wear.
Once you receive your mouth guard, it's very important to wear it during sports or whenever your mouth requires extra protection. Taking care of your mouth guard will be critical in preserving its lifespan. It's very important to store it in a safe place and clean it before and after each use. Dr. Call will go over the best way to wash your mouth guard based on the materials used. You should bring your appliance to each dental appointment so Dr. Call can check its condition and let you know when a replacement is needed.
PROTECT YOUR TEETH FROM TRAUMA
With a custom mouth guard, you can protect the integrity of your oral structures and improve your sports performance. At Oakridge Dental, family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian Call offers high-quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and strain while participating in sports. Schedule an appointment at our Farmington, UT practice for a mouth guard consultation and learn about all of their advantages.