Every year almost 5 million teeth are knocked playing sports every year. While that number may shock you, you will be glad to know that more than 200,000 mouth injuries are prevented due to the use of custom sports mouth guards.
Almost 70 percent of children are involved in some type of organized sport. It doesn’t matter if the sport your child is involved in is hockey, soccer, or tennis, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In other words, being prepared with a sports mouth guard can save you costly, not to mention painful, injuries later on.
You may have seen sporting goods stores sell protective mouth guards but these are in no way as effective as a custom made sports mouthpiece from Country Dental in Cambridge, Fergus or Toronto. Those one size fits all mouth guards they sell in sporting goods stores cannot be altered in any way, thereby forcing you to keep your teeth clamped tight for them to work. A mouth guard that is custom made is an exact duplicate of the inside your mouth and will stay in place without clenching your teeth.
Our sports mouth guards also come in a multitude of colors and designs. This made it almost impossible to confuse your mouth guard with another person’s mouth guard when you are in the locker room.
Why Use a Sports Mouth Guard?
A sports mouth guard acts as a type of shock absorber inside your mouth to protect your teeth from blows or the excessive force that can occur when playing sports. A mouth guard will also help protect your brain from a concussion should you receive a hit on the lower jaw. This is one of the main reasons professional boxers wear mouth guards.
A well-made, custom mouth guard will adapt well to your upper teeth and gums. It will stay in place even if you are breathing heavily or speaking. There are several design options and the dentists at Country Dental will be happy to help you select the one that is just right for you.
What to Expect
Getting a custom made sports mouth guard is a quick, easy, painless procedure. It will require two appointments, each lasting approximately 20 minutes.
- At your first appointment the dentist will make an impression of your teeth. This is so your mouth guard will fit your individual teeth and mouth. This will take about 15 minutes. Before you leave be sure you tell the dentist what color you would like your mouth guard to be, or if you would prefer clear.
- At your second appointment you will be coming to pick up your mouth guard! Your dentist will want to double check that the mouth guard fits properly and feels completely comfortable.
Check your mouth guard regularly and let your dentist know if you see any signs of wear such as cracks or missing pieces or if your mouth guard no longer seems to fit well.
If you or your child is involved in any type of sports activities, please call us at Country Dental in Cambridge, Fergus or Toronto, for an appointment for your custom made sports mouth guard today and protect your beautiful smile.
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