Whether you’re someone who is taking things to the limit and performing outrageous on a regular basis, or you lead a more relaxed and considered lifestyle, you’ll probably get involved in an activity that can lead to possible damage inflicted on your smile. You could be taking a easy going ride on your bike at the park, playing a heated game of pickup basketball, hiking along a path, or maybe doing work around the house. If you’re doing something physically intensive, you should protect your teeth with mouth guards.
Accidents can happen no matter how cautiously you live. You could brush and floss twice a day, rinse your mouth after every meal, regularly visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings and have it all done for naught because of 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. Chipped, cracked, or otherwise physically damaged teeth can cause you to have an uneven, unhealthy bite that can leave you vulnerable to tooth infection.
You can help prevent this type of accident by visiting with your dentist. While there, your dentist can design and craft 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 multitude of services to protect your oral health. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.