Many athletes who play contact sports wear mouth guards to protect their oral structures from injury. A mouth guard is worn over a person’s teeth, and its lightweight design provides both protection and comfort without interfering with the user’s speaking or breathing. Studies have proven that athletes who use mouth guards are less likely to experience tooth wear, oral injury and jaw problems. At All About Smiles, we provide protective mouth guards for both adults and children.
Contact sports and other activities can present a high risk of oral injury and structural damage to the mouth that can be significantly lessened by wearing a protective mouth guard. It has also been shown that wearing a mouth guard reduces the likelihood of concussions, as well as lacerations of the tongue, cheeks and lips.
In addition to standard mouth guards, we also offer night guards to prevent oral injury. Many people tend to grind or clench their teeth while sleeping due to a medical condition known as bruxism. When this occurs, a person can experience excessive tooth wear, jaw discomfort, headaches and tooth fractures. By wearing a night guard, these unpleasant symptoms can often be prevented.
If you would like to learn more about how mouth guards can be used to protect your teeth, please call us at (479) 621-9700 to schedule an appointment.