Sports guards, mouth guards and mouth protectors are different names for the same thing: a device worn over your teeth that protects them from direct blows. Mouth guards are an important piece of athletic equipment for anyone participating in a sport that involves falls, body contact or flying equipment. This includes football, rugby, cricket, basketball, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking — any activity that might result in an injury to the mouth.
Many adults suffer from sensitive teeth or dentine sensitivity. This condition is common when the enamel covering the crown of the tooth is worn away and the root surfaces of teeth are exposed.
Preventing Tooth Decay for a Healthy Smile. What you should know and what you can do.
Dental injuries can often be prevented — especially if you know what to watch out for. These tips can help you do just that. Note the specific areas that you know may prove dangerous.
This leaflet explains how you and your dentist or hygienist can work together to help prevent plaque and periodontal diseases.