Minding Your Mouth Guard
Posted on 10/12/2016

Minding Your Mouth Guard

Fall is here, which means schools all across Edmonton and Parkland County are bustling with the sports of the season. And we at Smile Worx Orthodontics are excited to be cheering them on. Of course, as we root for your victory, we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind you about wearing your mouth guard.

What is a Mouth Guard?

A mouth guard is a soft plastic device that you insert into your mouth prior to playing sports with the intention of protecting your teeth and braces from injury.

Just like a helmet protects you in football, or shin guards protect you in soccer, mouth guards are vital for shielding your smile from potential damage. By wearing one, you are actively guarding your teeth, mouth, jaw, and tongue from many threats.

What’s at Stake:

According to a recent study, approximately 30% of all dental injuries are sports related. Moreover, a study of teenage athletes found that 56% of high school sport concussions occur when mouth guards are not being worn.

Some injuries that athletes could experience if they don’t wear mouth guards include:

·       Broken Teeth

·       Chipped Teeth

·       Fractured Jaws

·       Concussions

·       Broken Braces/Brackets

·       Root Damage to Teeth

Sport the Right Equipment Today!

Wearing a mouth guard is an easy way to protect your mouth, and your orthodontic treatment, from damage. So whatever your game this fall, when you’re charging toward victory, brace yourself for anything and protect your braces by wearing a mouth guard!

For more about mouth guards, or orthodontic treatment like braces and Invisalign, contact Smile Worx Orthodontics at our Edmonton or Leduc offices now!