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We've made significant changes to how we manage patient flow and our office protocols for patient treatment - all with the sole purpose of ensuring you and your dental team remain safe by minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. These changes include physical barriers, allowing one person in the waiting room at a time, closed treatment rooms when required, air purifiers, enhanced PPE for patients and staff, and more.

There are new guidelines for patients as well. These include pre-screening before your appointment, hand hygiene, wearing a mask, and maintaining physical distancing. Details will be shared with you before your visit and also on our new COVID/Patient Safety page on our website.

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Thank-you for your patience, understanding, and words of support during the closure. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Dr Tuli, Dr. Jha, and the rest of the team at Burloak Centre Dentistry

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How to protect your kids’ teeth with custom sports mouthguards in the Oakville, ON area

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Protect Your Kids Teeth with Custom Sports Mouthguards in Oakville area
Parents in the Oakville, ON area who have children involved in high-impact sports such as hockey, soccer, or football need to think about ways to protect their kids’ teeth. The professional team at Burloak Centre Dentistry work with patients to help them determine if a custom sports mouthguard will help protect their smiles.

Protect Your Kids Teeth with Custom Sports Mouthguards in Oakville

Mouthguards are used to cushion blows to the face that might otherwise result in a knocked-out tooth, chipped tooth, or cuts to the soft tissues of the mouth. When participating in high-impact sports, kids can wear their mouthguards for safety. The mouthguard is used to protect the teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw. They are made of soft yet durable material and, when fabricated by the team at Burloak Centre Dentistry, are custom-made for the perfect fit. Our practice providers encourage parents to have their children obtain mouthguards through the dental practice to ensure proper function and appropriate strength.

When should I wear a mouthguard?

The dentists at Burloak Centre Dentistry encourage children and adults to wear mouthguards when playing collision and contact sports. This may include boxing, soccer, and hockey. Even patients participating in non-contact sports and activities such as skating, or gymnastics are advised to wear mouthguards for protection from dental injury. A mouthguard should be an essential piece of gear for many different sports.

What if I have braces?

Mouthguards are especially crucial for patients who have braces. Impact to the face and mouth can break fixed orthodontic appliances, including brackets and wires. Additionally, these brackets and wires can result in cuts of the soft tissues, including the gums and cheeks. By wearing a mouthguard over the dental arch, children can protect their orthodontic work and their natural teeth with a single appliance. Custom mouthguards are essential for patients with braces as they need to be accommodated with the fit and function of the mouthguard.

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How long do mouthguards last?

Mouthguards can last a long time, and a patient’s dentist advises individuals regarding the best time to replace the mouthguard. This typically occurs when it begins to show wear, damage, or becomes ill-fitting. Changes in the shape and alignment of the smile can also be an excellent time to obtain a new mouthguard. However, with proper care and attention, most mouthguards can last several years if there are no changes or developments in the patient’s smile.

Are mouthguards effective in protecting the smile?

Absolutely! The team of Burloak Centre Dentistry encourages patients of all ages involved in sports and activities that may result in damage to the smile to consider custom-fabricated mouthguards. These appliances are perfect for keeping the teeth protected during impact and significantly reduce the risk of permanent damage and the need for restorative dental work. Our mouthguards are made of comfortable, thick, and durable materials to ensure the protection of the smile. They are affordable, effective, and highly recommended by our dental staff.

What about over-the-counter mouthguards?

What about over-the-counter mouthguards in Oakville area
Many drugstores have oral health care aisles with mouthguards for purchase. These may include stock, pre-formed mouthguards that are “ready to wear” or the boil and bite options that typically fit better. However, these alternatives will never match the fit and durability of custom-made mouthguards at Burloak Centre Dentistry.

What are some tips for caring for mouthguards?

  • Keep the mouthguard clean and dry between games
  • Store the mouthguard in a sturdy container that allows air flow to reduce the risk of bacteria
  • Rinse before and after use
  • Brush the mouthguard with a toothbrush and toothpaste to keep it clean
  • Bring the mouthguard to future dental appointments so the dental team can evaluate its fit and function
  • Contact the dentist as soon as there are changes in the fit of the mouthguard
  • Store mouthguards where pets and younger children cannot reach them to avoid damage

Obtain a custom mouthguard today!

Patients in the Oakville, ON area who are interested in obtaining custom mouthguards for themselves or their children are encouraged to book a consultation with the team at Burloak Centre Dentistry. The practice is located at 3513 Wyecroft Rd. Oakville, ON L6L 0B6 and appointments, are made by calling the office at 905.581.4436.

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