Mouth-guards are probably one of the greatest inventions to anyone in Weston-super-mare who loves their contact sports. The mouth is one of the most vulnerable areas of the body when you are throwing yourself around or being battered, especially if you love boxing. The idea of a mouth-guard is to absorb impact forces and stop any damage being done to your teeth and gums, your jaws and your neck, because rectifying injuries caused in this area can not only be costly at the dentists, but can take a long time to recover from as well. There are three types you can choose from: the first is one that is made specifically for you, the shape of your mouth and the sport you will be participating in. the second is one that you soak in warm water and then mould to your mouth before you go out to play. Finally, you can buy one across the counter that generally fits all. Dentists too incorporate mouth-guards in their work. For those people who grind their teeth, it can be very destructive indeed, so mouth-guards are used to prevent further damage being done. They are also used for orthodontic work. To find out how you can look after your teeth and gums and protect yourself with a mouth-guard, you can get more information from Clifton dental.