Mouth Guard—Medical Equipment

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Model Number – NH-23432

Brand – Niche Healthcare

A mouthguard, also known as a mouth protector or dental guard, is a device used within dental settings to protect the teeth and surrounding structures from injury, particularly during sports activities or to address certain dental issues.

Description

Mouth Guard
 
Sports Mouth Guards
Suitable for protecting teeth during sports.
Appropriate as boxing mouth guard, martial arts mouth guard, karate mouthguard, taekwondo mouthguard, kickboxing mouthguard, soccer mouth guard or any other contact sports.
Material: PC
Colour: transparent, red, blue, orange, black

A mouthguard, also known as a mouth protector or dental guard, is a device used within dental settings to protect the teeth and surrounding structures from injury, particularly during sports activities or to address certain dental issues. Mouthguards are custom-fitted or come in various types, providing different levels of protection and serving different purposes. Here’s how mouthguards are commonly used in dental settings:

  1. Sports Protection: One of the primary uses of mouthguards is to protect the teeth and mouth during sports activities. Athletes in contact sports or activities with a risk of dental injury, such as football, hockey, basketball, and martial arts, often wear mouthguards to prevent trauma to the teeth, lips, and tongue.

  2. Prevention of Dental Injuries: Mouthguards act as a cushion and absorb the impact forces that could result in dental injuries, such as fractured teeth, knocked-out teeth, or soft tissue injuries. They provide a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to reduce the risk of damage during accidents or collisions.

  3. Custom-Fitted Mouthguards: Dentists can create custom-fitted mouthguards by taking impressions of a patient’s teeth. These custom guards offer a precise fit, better comfort, and improved protection compared to over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all options.

  4. Night Guards (Occlusal Splints): Dentists may recommend mouthguards for patients who grind their teeth (bruxism) or clench their jaws at night. These night guards, also known as occlusal splints, help protect the teeth from excessive wear and reduce stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

  5. Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): Mouthguards can be part of the treatment plan for temporomandibular joint disorders. They are designed to help align the jaw and reduce the strain on the joint, providing relief from symptoms such as jaw pain and headaches.

  6. Protection during Orthodontic Treatment: Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces or other dental appliances may be advised to wear mouthguards to protect their mouths and lips from injuries caused by the brackets and wires.

  7. Bruxism Management: Mouthguards are often used as a management tool for bruxism, a condition characterized by teeth grinding or clenching. The guard provides a protective barrier, preventing tooth damage and alleviating associated symptoms.

  8. Prevention of Concussions: While mouthguards primarily protect the teeth, some studies suggest that they may also help reduce the risk of concussions by absorbing and dispersing impact forces during sports-related activities.

  9. Over-the-Counter Options: Over-the-counter mouthguards are available in various types, including boil-and-bite mouthguards that are softened in hot water and then molded to the teeth. While not as custom-fitted as those provided by a dentist, they still offer a level of protection.

  10. Regular Check-ups and Replacement: It is important for individuals using mouthguards to attend regular dental check-ups. Dentists can assess the fit, condition, and effectiveness of the mouthguard and recommend replacement if necessary.

Mouthguards play a crucial role in preventing dental injuries and protecting oral health in various situations. Custom-fitted mouthguards provided by dental professionals offer optimal comfort and protection, making them a preferred choice for many individuals, especially those engaged in high-impact sports or dealing with specific dental conditions.

 
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