night guardOur staff here at Preston Commons Dental Care believe that it is very important to protect your teeth from getting damaged in all instances. Brushing, flossing, and having your regular cleanings are important in protecting your teeth, but it is also important to protect your teeth from non-common damage.
If you or your child participate in very physical sports, it is very important to take every precaution necessary in protecting the teeth while participating. Sports guards were made as a protectant for the teeth during sports and very physical encounters that happen regularly.

 

Sports Guards

Sports guards are also known in the athletic world as a “mouthguard”, a plastic retainer-like mouthpiece that protects your mouth and teeth.

 

Benefits of Wearing a Sports Guard

When experiencing a blow or a hit to the face, a sports guard cushions the hit to make the pressure hitless on the teeth, reducing the risk of them getting knocked out.
Not only does the sports guard protect the teeth, but it also protects the lips and the insides of the cheeks from getting damaged.
If you have braces, taking a hit to the mouth without wearing a sports guard would cause serious damage to the braces and the lips and cheeks.

If you or your child is participating in sports, it is important to take advantage of this opportunity we have at our office to make you a sports guard. Preventing accidents from happening is better and more cost-effective than solving problems. Protect your teeth!

 

Night Guards

The grinding of your teeth can cause some serious damage to the outer layer of your teeth causing them to become weak. One of the most common times that people grind their teeth is during their sleep when they aren’t aware of what they are doing.
Night guards, which are made of a plastic rubbery material, when worn at night can protect your teeth from the after-effects of grinding. Guards protect your teeth to keep them healthy and strong.

 

Preston Commons Dental Care wants to help you protect your teeth, if you believe you require a mouth guard and are in the Dallas, Texas area, please come in and see us! We are here to help you take care of your teeth in whatever way we can!