Do You Need a New Mouthguard?

Do You Need a New Mouthguard?

Posted by SHEFFIELD SQUARE DENTAL CARE on Apr 24 2018, 10:41 AM

If you play any sports in which there a chance that you may injure your teeth or mouth, you should consider wearing a mouthguard. A mouthguard can protect your teeth, gums, and orthodontics if you wear them, from an impact to your face.

The best type of mouthguard is one made by our dentist Dr. Eliot Tokowitz. A mouthguard made in our office will be designed from an impression made from your teeth. That means it will give you the best possible coverage and protection.

Ideally, you should get a new mouthguard at the start of every sports season. However, there are other occasions you should see us for a new one. Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria. Those same bacteria are present on your mouthguard every time you put it in. If you have not been rinsing it before and after each use, and cleaning it on a regular basis, you should think about getting a new one. If your mouthguard is becoming pitted and cracked, it is providing a home for bacteria to grow, and you should see your dentist about having a new one made.

If you have a sports season coming up, then it is time for a new mouthguard. If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, area, call Sheffield Square Dental Care at the phone to schedule your appointment. To learn more about Sheffield Square Dental Care and how our team can help you, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages where you can find information on our latest updates and events!

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