No matter your lifestyle, whether you’re an extreme daredevil that’s always performing derring do’s on a regular basis, or you lead a slower, more relaxed life, you’ll probably get involved in an activity that can possibly lead to a damaged tooth. You could be taking a leisurely ride on your bike at the park, playing a pickup game of basketball, hiking along a path, or maybe doing strenuous work around the house. If you’re doing something physically intensive, you should use mouth guards to keep your smile safe.
Accidents can happen no matter how cautious you are. You can brush and floss twice a day, rinse your mouth after every meal, and regularly visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings; that won’t protect your teeth from possible physical damage. Don’t let a misplaced elbow from an overeager player in a pickup basketball game or an unseen branch on a hiking path lead to a dental accident. Cracked, chipped, or otherwise physically damaged teeth can cause you to have an uneven, unhealthy bite and leave you vulnerable to tooth infection.
You can help prevent this type of accident by visiting your dentist. While there, your dentist can make you a custom protective athletic mouth guard. Unlike the generic one size fits all mouth guards that you can buy at the sporting goods store, these custom appliances are made specifically for your teeth, providing you with higher levels of comfort and protection, allowing you to concentrate more easily on whatever you’re doing.
Our dentists can provide you with a number of services to protect your oral health. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.