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If you’re already using an oral mouth guard, we salute you! (And if you’re not using one but keen on what one could do for you, please let us know.) There’s one thing that’s imperative to note with dental mouth guards: although they’re designed to help your pearly whites to last forever, they themselves are not formed to last forever. If you’ve been using a mouth guard for a while, it might be time for a replacement guard.

Because mouth guards protect your pearly whites from trauma and other dangers, they themselves are taking the brunt of the harm. Over time, lesions, indents and weakening to the mouth guard can hurt its integrity, making it extra probable to fail when you need it to work most.

Another reason that mouth guards don’t last forever is because teeth naturally move around. A mouth guard that fits currently might not fit properly in as soon as a year. Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib can look at your teeth and the fit of your mouth guard during your next visits to our office.

The simple truth is that you need to do all that’s in your power to defend your pearly whites, and inspection of your mouth guard by an experienced professional will help you to keep your chompers protected. This is extra important if you are an athlete or disposed to oral injuries.

We’d love to help fit you for a dental mouth guard or assess the condition of your present mouth guard. Please come see us at Preferred Dental in Santa Rosa, California. Feel free to schedule your next visit now by calling us at 707-544-8338.