Custom Sports Mouthguards
According to Sports Canada, 69 percent of young people in Canada participate in some type of organized sporting activity. Regardless of the degree of contact in a chosen sport, it is important to protect the teeth, jaw, and head from injury with a custom-fit mouthguard.
A properly fitted mouthguard should be worn during each sporting event, even practices. This protective gear can protect teeth from getting chipped or broken and can also minimize the risk of tooth loss or bone damage in the jaw by creating a buffer between teeth and sporting equipment or other players.
Mouthguards can also reduce the risk of concussion, which may occur from impact to the jaw. Serious injuries may also be avoided by preventing situations in which the teeth and the lower jaw are forced upward into opposing teeth and jaw.
Some of the sports for which a mouthguard is recommended include:
During play at any one of these activities, a mouthguard should be worn. There are several ways to obtain this type of protective gear, though not all are created equal. Care must be taken to select the best mouthguard in order to achieve the greatest amount of protection from injury.
Common options for mouthguards
Custom mouthguards for sporting activities - most protection
Tight-fitting, custom-made mouthguards are comfortable due to the formation around the mouth structure of the individual player. From this precision fit comes the ability to breathe and swallow normally and comfortably. The thickness of the customized appliance provides adequate protection from impact injuries. Custom mouthguards are the best option for ultimate shock absorption during sports.
The custom sports mouthguard is designed in our comfortable dental office in just one visit with the simple process of taking impressions. From a detailed model of teeth, a comfortable mouthguard can be made.
Did you know that approximately Five million teeth are lost each year in sports?
A dental injury can cost more than 20 times the price of a high quality Pro-Form mouthguard.
- Two layers of soft EVA for exceptional strength and comfort.
- Speak and breathe easier.
- Available in team colours.
Protect every precious, priceless tooth with a Pro-Form custom-fit mouthguard.
Boil and bite mouthguards - minimal protection
This type of mouthguard may seem to offer a better fit, and it may compared to an off-the-shelf product. However, boiling and biting do relatively little to perfect the fit needed to protect teeth and the jaw.
Ready-to-wear mouthguards - no protection!
This pre-made mouthguard is not likely to offer superb fit and therefore will lack in the area of comfort and protection. Due to the lack of efficiency in the thickness and form of this type of mouthguard, it may also be difficult to breathe and swallow normally.
Protect your teeth, your smile, and your jaw - or your child's - with a custom mouthguard from Burloak Centre Dentistry. Call us today at 905.581.4436 for more information or to schedule an appointment today!