No matter your age, it is important to understand that a single blow to your face can severely impair your oral health, and set your teeth back decades. Thus, it is important to make sure you receive the necessary oral health care treatments through the use of oral prosthetics or appliances such as mouth guards. Mouth guards can be customized for your exact smile.
Three common forms of mouth guards are custom-made mouth guards designed for your personal dental profile, boil and bite mouth guards that match your dental impression, and stock guards that are pre-formed and ready-to-wear. Once you have selected your mouth guard, it is important that you practice safe and effective cleaning routines to keep it functioning properly. This includes storing it in a cool place that is free of moisture and always making sure it is rinsed thoroughly before being placed back into your mouth. In addition, never allow it to sit in the sun or in hot water as it can warp and crack.
If you would like to book an appointment with First Dental to see if you are a candidate for mouth guards, please set up a visit with Dr. Ryan Lehmkuhler and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Dodge City, Kansas at 620-225-5154.