Franklin, OH area patients are urged to utilize mouth guards to protect the smile for sports activities
At K&E Advanced Dentistry, patients in and around the community of Franklin, OH are welcome to book an appointment with our team to ask about ways to protect the smile from high impact sports and other outdoor activities. Injuries can occur to the smile when patients are involved in sports. Many sports, including soccer and football, may require patients to wear mouth guards along with head gear and protective clothing. This reduces the risk of damage to the body, face, and mouth. Drs. Everhart and Kori in Franklin, OH encourage patients to visit the practice to obtain high quality mouth guards for sports involvement.
What is a mouth guard?
A mouth guard is a special plastic mouth piece or oral appliance that the patient wears when they participate in sports that could result in damage to the mouth. Injuries to the mouth can cause permanent damage and may be costly to repair. By wearing an oral appliance while playing sports, patients can maintain their healthy, beautiful smile and reduce trauma to the soft tissues.
Is it uncomfortable?
Mouth guards are not uncomfortable for our patients because we custom-make them right here in our office. Patients undergo a series of impressions which are used to create the mouth guard for them. Their mouth guard will only fit their smile because it is made with optimum precision and care by our dental staff. If there are changes to the patient’s smile, they are encouraged to come into the office to get a new mouth guard, as proper fit ensures proper function. Because the mouth guard is made of smooth and comfortable plastic, it will fit firmly in the mouth and maintain comfort.
How do I care for my mouth guard?
When patients have their mouth guards made at K&E Advanced Dentistry, they are also educated on how they can keep their mouth guards clean and extend the life of the restoration. A mouth guard is to be worn as needed, and once removed, can be stored in a special container to keep it from being broken or lost. Patients should clean the mouth guard each time it is worn by using a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean all the crevices. By keeping the mouth guard clean, it will also ensure that the oral appliance does not develop a smell and that the plastic is not affected.
Who should wear a mouth guard?
Patients who participates in an activity that can cause damage to the teeth and gums are encouraged to seek custom mouth guards from the team at K&E Advanced Dentistry. Our patients are pleased at the affordability of these custom guards and will find that their dentist takes great pride in ensuring proper fit and function. When patients take care of their smile, their smile will be beautiful for much longer!
What are the advantages of professionally made mouth guards?
While there are mouth guards available over-the-counter, many of these boil-and-bite products will not provide the same protection as a professionally-made appliance. The benefits of professional mouth guards available at K&E Advanced Dentistry include:
- Long-term use
- Proper fit
- Proper function
- Comfortable use
- Optimum protection
What can happen if I don’t wear my mouth guard?
Any injury to the mouth can be devastating. Blows to the teeth can cause teeth to become dislodged or fall out entirely. Tooth enamel can be easily chipped and broken and can cut into the soft tissues of the mouth, including the cheek, gums, and tongue. By wearing a mouth guard, patients are investing in their smile and ensuring they are protecting it during risky activities.
Take charge in protecting your smile today!
Visit K&E Advanced Dentistry to book an appointment with our team of professionals in Franklin, OH to learn about the advantages of using mouth guards for high impact sports activities. Protect your smile by calling (855) 912-7677 and visiting our office at 3420 Atrium Boulevard, Suite 100 in Franklin, OH.
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