Did you know that mouth guards are one of the best tools for keeping your smile safe from blunt trauma to the face? In order to provide your smile with extra support, and to help cushion any blows to the face, our doctor can craft a mouth guard that is designed to fit your unique bite. Having a customized mouth guard can help keep your teeth and gums safe. For more information about mouth guards, we have listed a few of the most frequently asked questions that our team has received:
Question: What is a mouth guard?
Answer: A mouth guard is an oral appliance that goes over the top of your teeth to provide an additional layer of protection.
Question: What are some of the benefits of mouth guards?
Answer: Mouth guards can help protect your teeth from oral accidents and injuries. They can also provide protection from blunt trauma that can arise in contact sports or physical activities.
Question: What is one of the best methods for cleaning and caring for mouth guards?
Answer: Ideally, you should rinse off your mouth guard in cool, soapy water to help keep it clean and sanitized. You should also keep it in its case and out of reach of pets and young siblings.
Question: What are the common types of mouth guards?
Answer: Stock mouthguards come pre-formed and ready-to-wear. If you get a boil-and-bite mouth guards, you will need to heat it in boiling water then bite into it so that it will mold to your unique dental impression. Our doctor can also custom make mouth guards that fit your exact dental profile.
Be sure to make time in your life to visit our doctor at Peak Dental Care to receive your customized mouth guard and dental care. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Lindsay, you can get a hold of our dental office in Centennial, Colorado, by calling us at 720-489-0797.