What are Mouth Guards?
Mouth Guards are dental appliances that are placed inside the mouth to protect your teeth, jaw, lips, and tongue from damage during physical activities.
The mouth guard is a tray that is made up of a soft plastic or laminate material. The tray covers your teeth and can be used on just your top teeth or your both top and bottom teeth.
Over the counter mouth guards are slightly effective, but they do not provide the same strength or level of protection as an individually designed mouth guard created by your trusted dentist in Clemson, SC.
Individualized mouth guards provide better protection because they are created to perfectly fit your teeth. Properly fitted, these guards will provide cushion against possible impact to your face. The extra cushion helps absorb blows and therefore minimizes damage to areas of your face including your teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw.
The right mouth guard can prevent irreversible damage to teeth and bone structure. At Carolina Oaks Dental Care, we want to preserve your smile. Remember- when you lose a tooth, it is gone forever.
Common Injuries Suffered Without a Mouth Guard
Physical activities can create serious injuries to your mouth and teeth. Here are just a few common injuries that can occur when you go without a mouth guard.
- Lip and Cheek Punctures
- Chipped Teeth
- Broken Crowns
- Broken Teeth
- Broken Bridgework
- Damage to Roots of the Tooth
- Fractured or Broken Jaws
Please be safe and don’t forget to wear your personal mouth guard, it could save you from a serious injury.
When Should I Wear My Mouth Guard?
If you or your child is active in any sport, a customized mouth guard should be included as part of your sporting equipment. In fact, never leave home without your mouthguard if you are active in any of the following sports:
This is especially true for any patients with previous dental work like braces, dental implants, dental bridges, and crowns. One blow to the face could wreck your dental bridge, loosen your crown, destroy a costly dental implant, or break your braces.
How Can I Get My Custom Made Mouth Guard?
Proper design, strength, and fit are all vital parts of your mouth guard if you want to get the protection your teeth and face need.
The experienced friendly staff at Carolina Oaks Dental Care deliver expertly crafted mouth guards for active members of the Clemson community. We can set you up for a convenient appointment in the comfort of our office which is conveniently located across from the 12-mile Recreation Park. You can stop by on your way to your workout, and we’ll start crafting your mouth guard immediately.
Our gentle and highly trained staff will begin creating your mouth guard by taking an impression of your mouth. The impression is used to fabricate a custom athletic mouth guard for you.
Once your mouth guard is ready, we will bring you in to test the way it fits and feels. Proper fit is important for the best protection from your mouth guard so we will carefully check the fit and discuss any need for adjustments.
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As part of our wide range of dental services, Carolina Oaks Dental Care offers custom-made mouth guards. If you like to stay physically active, be sure to come by for your individualized mouth guard. Protect your teeth today so you can keep enjoying them in the future. Don’t leave your teeth unprotected, call us at 864-645-6700 right away to keep your teeth safe and healthy.
The Carolina Oaks Clemson, SC
is across from the 12 Mile Recreation Park
1000 College Avenue
Clemson, SC 29631
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