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Protective mouth guards are often required by many schools and athletic associations for individuals participating in rigorous activities and contact sports. However, many of the mouth guards sold in stores fit mouth uncomfortably and some can lead to breathing issues.

It’s also worth noting that many of these oral appliances cannot adequately account for the presence of traditional braces. If the athlete with suffers a hard blow to the lips, chin or cheek it could result in significant soft tissue trauma, damaged teeth, and compromised braces hardware.

To help prevent this from happening New Smile Dentistry’s dentist  can help provide you with a custom mouth guard. This is a comfortable, durable plastic mouthpiece will be designed to match the shape of your teeth while accounting for the presence of your braces. This will provide you with maximum protection and the easy passage of air.

Dr. Dawn A. Wu will help you understand any basic care and cleaning requirements. This might also include a light brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to remove any plaque buildup. When the custom mouth guard isn’t in your mouth, it should be stored in the case provided and kept in a safe place.

If you are an athlete with braces in the Richardson, Texas, region and you need help protecting your mouth, you should call (972) 231-9591 to explore the mouth guard options available at New Smile Dentistry.