Sports Guards, Snore Guards & Retainers
It is recommended that all athletes wear a mouth guard during sports activities as it is an effective measure in protecting the teeth and mouth, irrespective of whether they have braces or retainers. Jaw and mouth injuries are the most prevalent type of trauma experienced by active individuals.
Dr. Donnelly at 24th Street Dental Biltmore in Phoenix advocates for the utilization of sports guards to safeguard our patients’ teeth and gums. Whether you participate in basketball, hockey, racquetball, volleyball, football, or any other sport, our Phoenix dentists strongly advise wearing a mouth guard while playing.
There are primarily three categories of oral sports guards: pre-made guards, boil-and-bite fitted sports guards, and custom-made mouthguards. It is important to select one that is tear-resistant, easy to clean, and properly fitted for your mouth.
It is crucial to protect your newly aligned teeth if you wear a retainer, which can be either a fixed or removable appliance that holds your teeth in the correct position. Retainers are worn after orthodontic treatment to maintain the straightened teeth. Your dentist at 24th Street Dental Biltmore in Phoenix will guide you on how to properly wear a sports guard and choose the appropriate one for your needs.
Patients who experience snoring during sleep can find relief by using a mandibular advancement device (MAD). This device, known as the MAD snore guard, is an oral appliance designed to position the lower jaw forward. By doing so, it helps to expand the airway passage, making breathing easier. Using this device can provide a better night’s sleep for both the patient and their loved ones.
You can prevent your tongue from moving backward over your windpipe with certain models. Get in touch with your Phoenix dentist and set up a consultation to learn about how you can achieve a more peaceful and uninterrupted night’s sleep.