mouth guard


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guard

 [gahrd]
a protective device.
mouth guard any of various removable intraoral appliances that protect the teeth and sometimes the lips and cheeks during contact sports.

mouth guard

(mowth gard),
A pliable plastic device, adapted to cover the maxillary teeth, which is worn to reduce potential injury to oral structures during participation in contact sports.

mouth guard

(mowth gahrd)
Pliable plastic device, adapted to cover maxillary teeth, which is worn to reduce potential injury to oral structures during participation in contact sports.
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SISU mouth guards are built on the merging of polymer science and impact absorption engineering.
Only 511 (46.2%) of the students knew about the mouth guards. Only 6% of boys and 2% of girls used mouth guards.
Mouth guard features: Wearing an appropriately designed and made mouth guard while participating in sport will protect against dental injuries.
However, a recent study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists found that 67 percent of parents stated that their children do not wear a mouth guard during organized sports.
In the abstract, "Association of Helmet Brand and Mouth Guard Type with Incidence of Sport Related Concussion in High School Football Players," researchers tested various mouth guard brands, including custom-fit mouth guards, and new and older football helmets.
Jackie discovered that Ewan Bramley Dental Care in North Shields was able to offer the Somnowell mouth guard treatment, which is used for problematic snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
WASHINGTON -- Women who were able to bite down on a mouth guard had a significantly shorter second stage of labor, compared with women who didn't use a mouth guard, based on the results of a randomized trial of 64 women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies.
If your child is a bad grinder, your dentist can fit a mouth guard they wear at night to sort it out.
Their motivation was hard to place, but Albina's boyfriend Ivan took no chances and quickly retrieved a mouth guard from his bag and popped it in.
Her chapters include, "Dentistry for Midlife People," (if you grind your teeth at night, she recommends asking your dentist for a mouth guard); "Preserving Your Vision and Hearing," (to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts, she suggests wearing sunglasses that block 99 percent or more of the UVA and UVB light) and "Gastrointestinal Problems," (TV ads for expensive acid reflux medicine, she says, overstate the seriousness of heartburn.
Some people find a night mouth guard helps break the grinding habit, while for others,finding the source of stress that's causing grinding is the answer.
THE KIT COMES WITH A DOUBLE BATTLE SYRINGE APPLICATION THAT ENSURES THE RIGHT PROPORTION OF GEL IS DISPENSED INTO THE MOUTH GUARD. THE BLEACHING GEL COMBINES REMSRANDT'S PATENTED BLEACHING FORMULA, AN EXTRA-STRENGTH CLEANING INGREDIENT AND THE INGREDIENT CETROXAIN.