We will also monitor the other factors of orals health through the following preventative options:
- Gum Treatments
- Periodontal Disease Screening
Periodic Oral Exams
Your regular hygiene visits will help us examine your teeth and monitor your oral health. We will keep a close eye on your teeth, gums, bones and soft tissue though digital X-ray and perio exams.
Protecting your teeth and jaw is extremely important while you’re exercising. The American Dental Association recommends mouth guards for the following sports:
- Martial arts
- Track and field
- Water polo
Types of Mouth Guards
- Pre-made mouth guards
- Boil-and-Bite mouth guards
- Fitted mouth guards
It is vital you consult Dr. Alex the mouth guard you choose because the wrong mouth guard can be improperly maintained, cause breathing problems and be ill-fitted. It is especially important to consult Dr. Alex about protecting your smile if you have braces!
Taking Care of Your Mouth Guards or Night Guard
Properly maintaining your mouth guard/ night guard is vital to maintain healthy oral hygiene
- Gently scrub your mouth guard/ night guard after each use with your regular tooth brush and toothpaste
- Store your mouth guard/ night guard in a protective case. Regularly clean your protective case.
- Avoid leaving your mouth guard/ night guard in the sun or hot water, high temperatures could cause it to melt.
- Do not wear a retainer with your mouth guard/ night guard
- Do not cut or chew your mouth guard/ night guard
- Regularly bring your mouth guard/ night guard to your dental visits to ensure it is functioning properly.