Make your Favorite Sport Less Risky By Wearing Mouth Guard
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Make your Favorite Sport Less Risky By Wearing Mouth Guard
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Let’s start with a convincing stat regarding why you need to protect your teeth during the sports. About 13% of injuries to dental structure happen during sports. When you go into the playground to play your favorite sport, you wear helmet, shoulder pads and shin covers to make sure that you do not get injured. But the dentists commonly try to make people wonder if their teeth are safe during the sports. The reason is that when a player gets a hit on the teeth, it doesn’t only knocks him/her out of the game but it can also result in permanent dental damage.
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Mouth guards and safety during sports
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While you train hard enough to qualify and win the game for you and your team, an oral injury can certainly result in your disqualification. No wonder you might be able to get your teeth restored later on or get your injury treated in any way, you will still miss the game you have been training hard for. Therefore, wearing a mouth guard during training and sports can save you from the dental trouble which may lead you to further troubles.
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Getting the mouth guard
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When you or your child sign up in the sports club, the next thing you will need to think about is getting a mouth guard. Unfortunately, most of the coaches leave the oral safety out when they talk about physical safety during the sports. Hence, most of them wouldn’t tell you about wearing the mouth guard. So, it’s something you will have to think about by yourself. Remember, if you are not wearing a mouth guard during the sports, you are basically increasing the risk of oral injury to you by 60%. And, it’s not the teeth only that are going to get damaged. There are some nerves associated with the gums and dental structure that you wouldn’t want to get damaged. So, take the dentist’s advice; get a mouth guard.
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Getting the right mouth guard
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So, you have made your mind to get the mouth guard before playing the sport. Well done! Now you may be wondering about the type of mouth guard you should wear. There are three types of mouth guards which you can consider for your oral safety during sports. Let’s discuss tem briefly.
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• Stock mouth guards belong to the general category of mouth guards available. These are on-the-shelf mouth guards which you can purchase and wear. Although these mouth guards are highly cost effective, these cannot provide optimum safety to the mouth because these mouth guards do not fit properly in the mouth and may fall down.
• Another type is the boil-and-bite. These mouth guards are made to fit everyone’s mouth. All you will have to do is to boil the mouth guard and bit; it when it gets softened. This way, the mouth guard takes the shape of your dental structure. However, the major drawback of this mouth guard is that it wears off eventually after the usage of some time.
• The best one is the customized mouth guard. This mouth guard may be the expensive one as compared to the two mentioned above, but it can provide ultimate security. As the name suggests, this mouth guard needs to be prepared specially for you by the dentist.
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Dentist Chandler AZ
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