If you have not already done so, visit our office for the customization of a mouth guard. At the very least, any mouth guard is better than no mouth guard at all, as they are extremely important to keep your smile safe from numerous forms of dental damage and oral health traumas that can arise.
Mouth guards often come in three main varieties. You can have one custom-made by your dentist, purchase a boil-and-bite mouth guard, or purchase a stock mouth guard. Mouth guards that are custom made for you are designed to fit your exact dental profile. Boil-and-bite mouth guards work in the same way as they are designed to fit your dental impression. They can be easily shaped by biting it to them when they are soaked in warm water. Although stock mouth guards are not customized to your exact smile, they are pre-formed and ready to wear when purchased.
In order to keep your mouthguard working effectively, it is important to always make sure it is clean. If your mouth guard should ever show any signs of wear, it should be replaced. In addition, always make sure to store your mouth guards in an area that is free of moisture to prevent bacteria from building up. The best way to wash your mouth guard is with cool, soapy water and then rinse it off before placing it into your mouth.
If you require mouth guards in Tucker, Georgia, Lavista Park Family Dentistry would love to assist you. For a thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for you, you can set an appointment with Dr. Ayesha Rahman by calling our dentist office at (770)-939-5122.