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Fall is here, which means that football season is underway. During this period of the year, we see an increase of emergency visits to our office. Though it’s not an infallible way, using an appropriate mouth guard could avoid many of the dental emergency dental visits we receive. We want you and your children to be secure out there, so we’ve assembled this information on dental mouth guards and how they can protect you and your loved ones:

Mouth guards, also defined as sports guards and oral cavity protectors, are devices worn over the chompers to hamper the impact from hits to the face and oral cavity. Though these are typically not uncommon in contact sports, the type of mouth guard worn is regularly not very effective. Whether you’re playing soccer, basketball, football or an extreme sport, you should wear a great mouth guard to protect yourself.

So what constitutes a great mouth guard? Though there are some different types of mouth guards, the greatest-fitting and most durable are guards made by a professional. (The boil-and-chomp kind are less powerful than you need a mouth guard to be.) We can form you a personalized, super-effective mouth guard during your next oral checkup. This kind of mouth guard will keep your teeth secure and will likely save you from costly emergency visits.

To inquire about a customized mouth guard just for you, please give Dr. James Hillstrom and the staff at North Texas Dental Associates in Plano, Texas, a call now at 972.535.6647. They will answer all of your queries and schedule a checkup for you.