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Our dentist, Dr. Richard Barton, strongly encourages you to wear a mouth guard while you’re active. That way you can protect your teeth, gums, and smile from harm. If you have questions about mouth guards, our dental team will be more than happy to help you. First, we would like to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about mouth guards in Henderson, Nevada.

What is a mouth guard?

A mouth guard is a strong dental appliance that is made to protect your teeth and gums while you participate in high-contact sports. It fits snugly over your arch of teeth and cushions any blows to the face. There are many different kinds of mouth guards available, like boil-and-bite mouth guards, stock mouth guards, and custom-made mouth guards.

What can a mouth guard do for me?

A mouth guard can protect your smile and gums when you’re active. It can help you prevent chipped, broken, and knocked-out teeth as well as injured gums when you suffer blows to the face. All in all, it can help you maintain a strong and healthy smile while you play high-contact sports and activities.

Where can I find a mouth guard?

Typically, you can find pre-made mouth guards at your local sporting goods stores. You can create a custom-made mouth guard at our dental office.

We encourage you to call Richard Barton DDS at 702-456-1147 if you have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog. The sooner you call us, the sooner you’ll know more. We look forward to helping you!