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What Is a Mouthguard?


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Mouthguards are effective in moving soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks, especially for those who wear orthodontic appliances.



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What Is Air Abrasion?

 
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Your dentist might ask you to wear protective glasses during the procedure, and a rubber dam might be placed inside your mouth and around the tooth area being treated. Air abrasion procedures may leave some dusty particles in your mouth that make your mouth feel gritty. The particles are harmless and can be rinsed out easily. To reduce dust buildup, the dentist might use a vacuum hose or water spray during the procedure.
 

Reviewed: January 2012

 
 
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