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Do you want to know why your dentist, Dr. Shue Her, recommends wearing a mouthguard? If so, our dental team is happy to help. There are two situations when you would wear a mouthguard: When you participate in high-contact sports and when you sleep (if you tend to grind your teeth at night). There are many benefits to wearing a mouthguard in these situations, and we’re happy to tell you all about them.

-Mouthguards can protect your teeth when you’re active with sports and activities because when you get hit in the face, the mouthguard cushions the blow. This reduces the chances of suffering an oral injury, like a knocked-out tooth, damaged oral tissues, or even an injured tongue.

-Mouthguards can keep your smile in tip-top shape if you tend to grind your teeth. This is because it covers the arch of teeth while you rest. As you grind your teeth together, the mouthguard will protect the teeth from getting worn down or fractured over time. Wearing a mouthguard doesn’t treat bruxism, but it can help protect your smile while you work on treating the problem.

If you have any questions about mouthguards in Gainesville, Georgia, please contact Lifetime Dental, PC today at 770-536-6688. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We look forward to helping you!