Stay Safe & Stay in the Game
Perhaps the best way to prevent injury to your mouth when playing a contact sport is to wear a protective mouth guard. These devices are worn over the teeth, and their lightweight design provides excellent protection and comfort without interfering with the wearer’s normal speaking or breathing. It has been proven that athletes who use mouth guards are less likely to suffer from tooth wear, oral injury, and troubling jaw problems. The experts at Orbit Dental of Garland understand the risks that athletes face, and that is why we strongly recommend the use of mouth guards for anyone who participates in a contact sport.
Many sporting activities present athletes with a high risk of oral injury and structural damage to the mouth. Such risks can be reduced significantly by wearing a properly fitted mouth guard. Another major benefit of mouth guards is that they have been proven to reduce the likelihood of concussions and lacerations to the tongue, cheeks, and lips.
Orbit Dental of Garland also offers night guards that are designed for patients who tend to clench and grind their teeth while sleeping because of a medical condition called bruxism. Individuals suffering from bruxism often experience excessive tooth wear, jaw discomfort, headaches, and tooth fractures. These unwanted issues can often be entirely prevented by wearing a specially designed night guard at bedtime.
If you would like to receive more information about mouth guards or night guards, please call us at (469) 277-2627 to schedule an appointment.
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