Mouth & Sports Guards
Bay Premier Dentistry encourages patients to take care of their teeth and protect them whenever possible. One of the ways to keep teeth secure is by wearing a mouthguard, which are readily available in Tampa, FL. Mouthguards are flexible and can be custom fitted to your teeth, protecting them from any damage that may occur while participating in recreation activities. Mouthguards can even be worn by individuals with braces, but it is important to make sure that they fit properly.
Protect the Mouth
Mouth protectors protect the mouth and teeth to make sure that no teeth are damaged. Mouthguards absorb some of the shock that can occur when physical contact is made with the mouth. It forms a barrier between the teeth and other parts of the mouth, decreasing the risk of damage to the cheeks and other soft tissues. They can be used while playing sports as well as while sleeping.
Many sports require a mouthguard while some do not. No matter what sport you are playing, we recommend that you wear a mouthguard at all times. Even sports that do not require direct contact, such as tennis, can result in injuries to the mouth or teeth.
If you or a loved one grinds or clenches their teeth while sleeping, the enamel of teeth can become worn down or be damaged. Significant pressure is put on teeth when they are pressed together, making it important for patients to wear a mouthguard at night if conditions such as TMJ or bruxism exist.
Sleep apnea is another reason your local dentist may suggest a mouthguard. Sleep apnea can result in disruptions in your breathing while you sleep. This can have an affect on all areas of your life, including your health and work performance. A CPAP machine is commonly used to relieve sleep apnea symptoms, but a mouthguard can be used as well.
Your Bay Premier Dentistry professional may recommend a mouthguard if there is a risk of damage occurring to your teeth while sleeping or if you participate in athletic activities. A mouthguard can save your teeth, prevent dental emergencies and reducing the risk of injury and damage.