Sports provide an excellent outlet for staying in shape and having fun. However, some sports come with a risk of injury. These injuries may also include facial injuries, such as soft tissue lacerations, bone injuries, and injuries to your teeth. Protecting yourself while playing sports is crucial. Wearing the right padding, such as shin guards and a helmet are essential. You should also be taking measures to protect your mouth. At Beyond Dental and Implant Center, we can help you with a sport guard.
What is a Sport Guard?
A sport guard is a piece of protective equipment that is worn over your teeth. It is made to protect your teeth, as well as your intraoral tissues and your jaw, from injuries while you are playing different types of sports. It can protect in the event of such events as falls while playing, making contact with another player, or getting hit with a ball or other piece of equipment.
Types of Sport Guards
There are a few different types of sports guards available. These include:
Benefits of a Sport Guard
Sport guards provide several significant benefits.
Proper Care for Your Sport Guard
For your sport guard to last, and for it to continue providing you with optimal protection, it is important that you care for it properly. The sport guard should be rinsed off before and after each use. It should also periodically be cleaned with soap and water or a toothbrush and toothpaste.
When your sport guard is not in use, it should be stored in a hard, protective case with ventilation holes. The holes ensure proper airflow, which prevents bacterial growth. Make sure that your sport guard is stored in a safe place away from young children and pets. Do not leave your sport guard exposed to high heat or direct sunlight, as these can both damage your sport guard and render it less effective. Check your sport guard regularly for signs of damage. If you notice any damage, no matter how minor, it is important that it be replaced immediately.
A properly fitting sport guard is essential for protecting your mouth, including your intraoral tissues, your jawbone, and your teeth. Call Beyond Dental and Implant Center today at (972) 591-7520 for more information and to schedule your appointment for your custom sport guard.