Participating in athletic events can present a risk for possible injury to your mouth and teeth, especially in high contact sports, like football, hockey or rugby.
Wearing an athletic mouth guard not only protects your teeth, but can also help you perform at your best. With new technology, many mouth guards can now alleviate pressure on the temporomandibular joints (jaw joints), which prevents you from clenching your jaw. This then prevents your brain from sending a signal to your body to release hormones related to stress, allowing you to perform at your absolute best.
Most athletes, male and female, and as young as eight are likely to benefit from wearing an athletic mouth guard. It is not always the best option for everyone, however. If you currently wear braces, have missing or unrepaired teeth or have suffered from joint pain in the past, an athletic mouth guard may not be the best option for you. It is best to talk to your dentist if you are having concerns or questions about whether a mouth guard is the best option for you.
Parkland Mall Dental Centre can make it quick and easy to get your new athletic mouth guard in Red Deer. We simply need to make impressions of your teeth, both top and bottom, as well as a bite impression to ensure the best possible fit. Once the impressions are completed, all you have to do is wait for your mouth guard to be ready for pick up. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of getting a mouth guard.
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