If you’re already donning an oral mouth guard, we salute you! (And if you’re not donning one but keen on what one could do for you, please give us a call.) There’s one thing that’s important to note with dental mouth guards: although they’re shaped to aid your chompers to last a long time, they themselves are not made to last forever. If you’ve been using a mouth guard for a while, it may be time for a replacement guard.
Because mouth guards defend your chompers from shocks, grinding, and other dangers, they themselves are taking the impact of the harm. Over time, incisions, indents and damage to the mouth guard can damage its integrity, making it more probable to fail when you need it to work most.
Another reason that mouth guards don’t last forever is since teeth naturally move around. A mouth guard that fits right now might not fit correctly in as soon as a year‘s time. Dr. Kenneth Pollary can check your teeth and the fit of your mouth guard during your visits to our office.
The simple truth is that you need to do all that’s in your power to guard your chompers, and regular inspection of your mouth guard by an experienced professional will support you to keep your teeth safe. This is more important if you are an athlete or prone to facial or dental injuries.
We’d be thrilled to help fit you for a dental mouth guard or judge the fitness of your present mouth guard. Please come see us at our Pollary Family Dentistry office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Feel free to pencil in your next checkup now by calling us at 719-591-0750.