Why Should I Wear a Mouthguard?

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Your dentists, Drs. Haddad and Lewellyn, strongly recommend wearing a mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities and when you grind your teeth and night (if this is a habit you participate in). But do you know why? Well, our dental team will be happy to tell you why. There are many benefits to wearing a mouthguard, like:

-Mouthguards can protect your teeth when you’re active with high-contact sports and activities. This is because when you get hit in the face by a hard, forceful object (like a ball, knee, or head), the mouthguard cushions the blow. This reduces the chances of suffering an oral injury, like a knocked-out tooth, a chipped tooth, damaged oral tissues, or even an injured tongue.

-Mouthguards can protect your smile if you grind your teeth at night or even during the day. When you grind your teeth, the mouthguard covers the teeth and limits the contact between the arches of teeth. This reduces the wear and tear the teeth grinding causes. It can even prevent tooth fractures.

For more information and details about mouthguards in Medford, Oregon, please reach out to ADC Dental & Denture Clinic Inc. at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be happy to help you if you just call 541-772-8280 now!