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People try to protect their bodies by going to a gym, keeping themselves fit and healthy so their body is protected as they age. However, many people don’t think about the protection they can get for their teeth. There are many reasons why you should protect your teeth. As you age, your teeth can become weaker and more brittle. Here are three situations when you should protect your teeth with a mouth guard:

•While you participate in recreational activities: Many people participate in sports or other recreational activities, and it’s important that you protect your teeth while you do so. Even skateboarding or riding a bike can have need for a mouth guard. Don’t wait until an accident happens to get a mouth guard. A mouth guard can help prevent serious injuries while you enjoy the activities you love.

•Grinding your teeth at night: Many people suffer from teeth grinding habits without even realizing it. This can be harmful to your teeth and can cause serious damaging effects. Talk to your dentist if you feel or worry that you have this problem. Your teeth get enough use throughout your day. So talk to your dentist so they can help you keep your teeth from unnecessary wear and tear while you sleep.

•Suffering from a snoring or Sleep Apnea disorder: Mouth guards can help reduce snoring at night. However, the mouth guards used for treating the Sleep Apnea disorder are quite different from the mouth guards used while participating in recreational activities. Talk to your dentist to know more.

No matter what kind of mouth guard you get, mouth guards can still help you and your well being, no matter the reason. By protecting your smile, your smile will last longer. Call your dentist today at 920.739.9612 and talk to them about your specific needs. Help keep your smile safe as you enjoy life, no matter what activity or adventure comes your way.