No matter your lifestyle, whether you’re an extreme daredevil performing derring do’s on a day to day basis, or you lead a more sedentary and relaxed life, you’ll probably get involved in an activity that could 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 protect your smile with mouth guards.
Accidents can happen no matter how cautious you are being. 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 physical damage. Don’t let a misplaced elbow in a pickup basketball game or an unseen branch on a hiking path lead to a dental accident. Chipped, cracked, 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 craft you a custom protective athletic mouth guard. Unlike the generic one size fits all mouth guards you can buy at the sporting goods store, these custom appliances are made specifically to fit 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.