You want protection for your loved ones who play sports and do other activities that could create mouth injuries.. Rosa Dental in Midtown measures mouths and has Mouth guards especially created for each patient. You might be someone who has mouth pain from clenching or grinding your teeth at night; these guards will help you, too
Dr. Rosa offers both sports mouth guards and occlusal night mouth guards needed by people who grind or clench their teeth while sleeping . We can also help you with preventing sports-related injuries to the mouth.
- This is a horseshoe-shaped piece of clear acrylic which is worn over the teeth to protect them at night because the patient clenches and grinds teeth while sleeping. The guard protects the teeth from further damage
- Dr. Rosa has these custom-made for your mouth.
- Care-Don’t eat or drink anything other than water because they may discolor it; after removing your guard, brush with your toothbrush and rinse it with cold water.
- Nearly 40% of all sports injuries involve the face; a mouth guard will protect athletes’ mouths and smiles. You especially want custom made mouth guards to protect your children to minimize their injuries as they enjoy their sports.
- A mouth guard fits comfortably over your teeth, and protects your smile, lips, tongue, face and jaw. Research has shown it also can help reduce the potential of concussions.
- Research shows that 13-39% of all dental injuries are related to sports. This does not just relate to hockey players, boxers, and football players, but also in other sports such as gymnastics and bicycling and many other sports, according to the American Dental Association.
Ready-made mouth guards can be found at sporting goods stores. But they aren’t custom fitted. They are attached by closed jaws, which can make breathing and speaking difficult.
- They are usually uncomfortable as well.
- Acrylic mouth-formed mouth guards fit securely over your teeth, but many users have reported an unpleasant taste or smell and the piece can lose its flexibility over time. Thermoplastic mouth guards can be customized by heating them in hot water and then biting them, creating a custom fit. But they feel bulky in the mouth.
- Custom-made mouth guards are made by a dentist or lab technician from an impression of your teeth. They are practical, comfortable and provide the best injury protection.
Mouth guard usage and care includes:
- Always wear your mouth guard to practices and games
- Never chew on it
- Check it for damage before use
- Wash it with cold water or mouthwash after use
- Regularly clean it with toothpaste and toothbrush or soap and water
- Store the guard in a dry, perforated container
- Don’t place it in direct sunlight or in high temperatures