Your Temecula dentist is on the scene and is ready to talk with you about mouthguards! As you know, a guard is something that we offer for a variety of reasons at our Temecula, CA practice! Some patients may wear athletic mouthguards to protect their oral health during sports. Others may wear this oral appliance as part of a more serious therapy, such as for treatment of issues like bruxism disorder, sleep apnea, and more! While they may all be slightly different and offer an array of benefits, depending on their specific uses, there are some reminders you can apply to all mouthguards that will be very helpful! Learn more!

Wear Yours Consistently

We remind you that no matter the type of mouthguard you have been provided by your Temecula dentist, one thing is definitely true in terms of its effectiveness: It only works if you wear it! Different mouthguards will require different times and durations of wear. You will know when and for how long to wear your guard. It’s just a matter of following through and remaining consistent, so you give your smile the best protection possible! Have questions? Just ask our team.

Keep It Clean

Your mouthguard becomes covered in saliva and bacteria, when you wear it, which means it can start smelling and become yucky over time. Don’t ignore the fact that keeping it clean is essential to ensuring it’s not making you sick or contributing to oral health problems! A clean guard is a more effective one.

Alert Us Regarding Fit Or Damage Concerns

Remember, a mouthguard that doesn’t fit can end up causing more harm than good! The same is true for one that is damaged. Whether it’s your bruxism, TMJ, sleep apnea, or athletic mouthguard, when something hurts, feels different, or looks different, bring it to your Temecula dentist’s attention ASAP.

See Us Regarding Mouthguard Concerns

Come in for a dental visit with our team, when you have questions or concerns about your mouthguard, whether it’s for bruxism, athletics, sleep apnea, or anything else! Protect your mouthguard for optimal smile care! Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.