Healthy Mouth Tips

Imagine what you would feel like or think if you were to lose two of your front teeth right this minute. Talking, eating, and smiling would be much different and you may become quite self-conscious at the same time. Your entire smile would be affected due to an emergency or trauma. Preventing injuries to your mouth and teeth is easy, if you know how to care for them. If you participate in any type of recreational or organized sports, you should consider a mouth guard.

Mouth guards are often referred to simply as a mouth protector and they help to cushion your mouth and teeth should you take a blow to the face. These guards will minimize your risk of broken teeth or injuries to other areas within your mouth. Typically, your upper teeth will take the most damage when your mouth is hit because they stick out farther than the other teeth. Your bottom teeth are more protected because they do not sit front and center like your top teeth.

Dr. Cho wants you to come into our La Habra office when you think you may need a mouth guard. We can customize one for you and make sure that it fits perfectly.

Types of Mouth Guards Offered

There are a number of mouth guard options available to you and each one will serve its purpose the way it is designed to. The best type of mouth guard is one that is custom made for your mouth. Of course, if you cannot get into our La Habra office to have a custom one made before your big game, you should look for a boil and bite option. Below, we will go over each option available to you.

1. Custom Made

A custom-made mouth guard is made for you by your dentist and is made based on an impression of your teeth. This is the most expensive option, but the best option as it offers the most protection.

2. Boil and Bite

A boil and bite option is not as protective as a custom option, but it does form to your teeth. You can pick them up at any sports store and they are softened in boiling water and then you bite down on them to help shape and form them.

3. Stock

These are the cheapest option and they are the least protective. These are basic made mouth guards and can be purchased almost anywhere. This option tends to be bulky and may impede breathing.

Proper Mouth Guard Care

If you think that your mouth guard needs to be replaced, speak with Dr. Cho about it. Your mouth guard should last a while with proper care, but it will eventually show wear and need to be replaced. To help you care for your mouth guard, follow the tips below:

• Rinse your mouth guard every time you remove it from your mouth
• Brush the mouth guard with toothpaste and rinse well
• Clean your mouth guard with soapy water and rinse it well
• Do NOT place your mouth guard in hot water
• Have Dr. Cho regularly check your mouth guard for proper fit
• Keep your mouth guard in a safe place such as a container approved for them
• Never leave your mouth guard out in the sun
• Periodically check signs for wear or an uneven fit in your mouth

If you are in need of a mouth guard or you would like to learn more about mouth guards, now is the time to contact Dr. Kenneth Cho and schedule your appointment in our La Habra office.

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7 months ago

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6 months ago

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

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4 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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a month ago

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3 months ago

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Great personal care

Dr. Kenneth Cho is a dentist that we trust. My family and I have been going to his office for 20+ years. He was the first dentist for both of my children (now collage age), and they still go to him. He can take care of every need for oral health including braces. No need to go from place to place, and everyone in the office is friendly and helpful.

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