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Plaque, bacteria and acids can wear down your teeth over time, but an oral trauma can do immediate damage to your smile in a matter of seconds. To help combat this, consider the use of safety equipment and oral appliances such as mouth guards.

You do have several options if you are looking for a mouth guard. One of those is a custom mouth guard from your dentist. Custom mouth guards are crafted to your exact dental profile to give you the best protection for your smile Similarly, a boil and bite mouth guard is placed in boiling water to soften it. When it has sufficiently cooled you bite into it to help it conform to your bite. For pre-formed and ready to wear mouth guards, visit a local store to buy some stock guards.

You will need to clean your mouthguard before and after you use it. Talk to the dentist about what he suggests to clean it. When not in use, you should keep it in a ventilated case so that the air can dry it. If your mouth guard becomes cracked or pitted, you should replace it, and for best results, you should get a new mouth guard at the start of every sports season.

Your smile and your oral health care can receive a boost with mouth guards. If you wish to visit the dental office of M Smiles in Houston, Texas, you can book an exam by calling us at 832-461-1852. Dr. Navid Malik and our entire team look forward to providing you with the mouth guard you need.