Why Athletes with Braces Need Mouth Guards

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Your teeth are tremendously valuable. If you are an athlete with braces, you’ll need a mouth guard. 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in sports activities. If you wear a mouth guard, your chances of dental injury is reduced forty times over. When seen in that light, the minor inconvenience of this safety equipment becomes a valuable item worth its weight in gold.

Many of the mouth guards sold in stores tend to feel bulky, uncomfortable, or impede breathing. This tempts some athletes to forgo using them consistently, which risks serious injury.

There is a solution! Dr. Michael Hiller can help fit you with a customized mouth guard at their orthodontic office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This is a soft, resilient plastic mouthpiece designed to match the contours of your teeth and braces. This will offer your mouth the best protection in the best of comfort.

You’ll need to rinse your mouth guard after every use. It’s also useful to brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. When you’re not wearing it, the mouth guard should in the case we provide you.

If you’ve had braces installed at Hiller Hummel Orthodontics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and you are interested in a custom mouth guard, please call 225-924-7367 to book an appointment.