Mouthguards are essential for numerous individuals looking to protect their teeth. From grinding your teeth at night to being in a boxing ring, night guards will protect your teeth and prolong their life.
Who Needs a Mouth Guard?
Mouthguards are essential for protecting one’s teeth. Most patients who come to us and get mouth guards to play sports like ice hockey, football, soccer, lacrosse, and boxing to name a few. Even those who play non-contact sports like gymnastics could benefit from a mouthguard.
There are some recreational activities like skateboarding or bike riding that a person could greatly benefit from the use of a mouthguard. Any activity that has the possibility of causing harm to one’s mouth is considered a reason to wear a mouthguard.
A mouthguard can also be beneficial to wear at night, or as some call them night guards. They are essentially the same thing except these are worn at night mostly to reduce those who grind their teeth at night. Grinding your teeth can lead to tooth loss which can lead to other problems down the line like sensitivity and increased cavities.
Can Children Use Mouth Guards?
When it comes to children wearing mouthguards, nothing really changes. The same rules apply, if your child plays a sport or grinds their teeth at night, they may be a perfect candidate for acquiring mouthguards.