Gummy Smile Make overs: In the past gummy smiles where very difficult to treat. They required crown lengthening or jaw joint surgery. Both surgically invasive procedures that required longer healing periods and resulted in varying degrees of pain.Now, if you show too much gum when you smile, or think that your teeth are too short, 2 […]
Sports and other recreational activities are important parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, it’s no secret that while participating in sports, injuries can happen. In fact, according to research, sports-related accidents are one of the most common causes of orofacial injuries. Athletes – especially those who are into contact sports – are very prone to suffering from damage to their teeth, gums, and mouth.
These types of injuries can be prevented by wearing a high-quality mouthguard.
Mouthguards are protective devices that cover your teeth and gums to prevent damage. Not only do mouthguards protect your teeth, gums and mouth, studies have also shown that wearing them for protection helps reduce the probability of having a concussion after a collision in contact sports.
There Are 3 Different Types Of Mouthguards
- Stock – These are ready-to-wear mouthguards. Among the three, these are the most affordable option. However stock mouthguards provide the least amount of protection and are also usually uncomfortable to wear.
- Boil & Bite – These mouthguards are intended to fit your teeth. The lining can be softened with boiling water after which you bite into them to take the shape of your mouth. They are not a perfect fit so although better than stock mouthguards, they can still be uncomfortable to wear.
- Custom-fitted – These are considered to provide the most protection for your teeth, gums, lips and jaw. Custom-made mouthguards are crafted by your dentist to ensure that they perfectly fit. Because of their tight fit, custom-fitted mouthguards can give you the best cushioning and shock absorption while being very comfortable to wear.
In the past 10 years or so, both the professional dental community and the traditional medical community have found a very tangible link ( although it had been suspected for quite some time ) between oral health and overall health. The Mouth Is The Window To The General Wellbeing Of The Body. Early signs and […]