The American Dental Association recommends that athletes wear custom mouth guards for sports to avoid severe oral injuries and trauma. Mouth guards are removable dental accessories that protect the teeth and gums from this trauma. If you engage in recreational sports, it is also important to wear a mouthguard as they provide increased tooth protection and are easy to use.
Your dentist may also recommend a night guard to wear while sleeping. A night guard keeps you from grinding your teeth overnight and potentially causing cracks or damage to the enamel of your teeth.
To learn more about mouth guards and night guards in North Charleston, contact our office today.