Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics are now offering clear or coloured designed mouthguard for those who play contact sports like rugby, boxing, lacrosse and hockey. As the games become more competitive, more contact can be involved and the chances of getting a tooth knocked out can increase.
However, most dentists agree that your mouth guard protects you from much more than just a knocked out tooth. A good mouth guard will also help to protect your jaw and other areas of your face, as it can minimise the impact of collisions. Sometimes, even if you do lose a tooth, your mouth guard could have helped to avoid even worse damage being sustained. So protecting your teeth should be a priority.
Another reason for wearing a mouthguard can be due to misalignment, often referred to as TMJ disorder which can also cause some people to clench the jaw and grind their teeth at night. This can lead to facial pain, headaches, discomfort and clicking when biting or chewing, migraines as well as neck and shoulder pain, even back pain.
The mouthguards can come in all ranges of different designs which the patient can choose from and most importantly is made to measure and fitted accurately, so that when you bite on it, your teeth are in a position where your muscles are relaxed.