Athletic Mouthwear

Custom-fitted mouth guards in Kanata and Kemptville are available at Yazdani Family Dentistry. If you are in an athletic or performance situation, atheltic mouthwear (such as a mouth guard or mouthpiece) is a small investment for enhanced protection.

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GUARDING YOUR SMILE

Protective Mouth Gear for
Sport

Comfortable fitted mouthguards and mouthpieces don’t just protect your teeth — because these custom-created mouthpieces prevent you from clenching your teeth during training or competition, your body doesn’t trigger your brain to release performance-hindering hormones that can lead to decreased performance due to stress, tiredness, or simple distraction.

Custom made athletic mouth guard.
Man in a karate gi and black belt holding a mouth guard.

HELPING YOU SMILE SAFELY

The Advantages of
Athletic Mouthguards

Pro-Form mouth protection is designed for male and female athletes of any sport. For high-contact sports like football, hockey, lacrosse, and similar activities, athletic mouthguards offer excellent protection for your teeth. Athletes who participate in limited- or non-contact sports like golf, tennis, baseball, weightlifting, soccer, and similar activities may prefer an athletic mouthpiece, which offers excellent protection in a comfortable design.

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR MOUTH & BITE

How We Fit Your Sport
Mouthguard

No matter whether you choose a mouth guard or mouthpiece, getting a proper fit is a quick and painless process. Yazdani Family Dentistry will simply make an impression of your top and bottom teeth as well as taking a bite impression, and that’s it! Once your dentist finishes with the impressions, your mouth-wear will be ready in a matter of days.

Woman having a mould made for a mouth guard.

DO YOU REQUIRE

Emergency Dental Services?

Both our Kemptville and Kanata clinics offer same-day appointments for your emergencies. If you need a dentist near you to help you in a crisis, please do not hesitate — call us right away!

Girl with a braided ponytail at a martial arts tournament putting in a mouth guard.

SAFE, SOLID & LASTING

A Mouthguard You Can
Count On

Looking to add a little colour to your life? You can customize your mouthwear with a variety of fun options. And modern mouthwear is designed to last! For most athletes, one mouthpiece or mouthguard will last at least the entire season, though if you chew on the product, or you have dramatic changes to your teeth or jaw, you’ll likely need to replace it sooner.

ATHLETES AND MORE

Who Can Benefit from a
Mouth Guard?

Pro-Form mouthwear is an excellent option for most athletes ages 8 and up, but may not be right for everyone. If you have suffered from joint pain, currently have braces, or are missing molars, you should contact Yazdani Family Dentistry to discuss your needs.

Woman with martial arts gloves holding a mouth guard.
Man smiling at his dentist as she gives him a new mouth guard.

FOR LONGER LASTING MOUTHGUARDS

Cleaning
Recommendations from
Your Dental Team

Your athletic mouthwear can be cleaned with traditional dental cleaning products. For proven tips on taking good care of your mouthwear, ask your dentist to provide you with specific instructions about the best cleaning methods.

Athletic Mouthwear

Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions, naturally, about the wide range of dental services we perform here at our Kanata & Kemptville dental clinics. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours answered here? Feel free to reach out to Yazdani Family Dentistry.

You may play a non-contact sport such as baseball, basketball, or weightlifting for example, but that doesn’t mean there is no risk to your teeth.

A bat or a ball can hit your mouth and teeth at anytime during a game or practice. There is light contact in basketball and you could inadvertently catch an elbow in the face that could damage your teeth. Weightlifters often clench their teeth when lifting heavy weights. This may lead to stress fractures and excessive wear on the teeth.

These are only a few examples, but even if you don’t play a contact sport like martial arts, football or hockey, it is still recommended to use a mouth guard to protect your teeth.

There are four main types of mouth guards. They Include:

  • Stock: Regular store-bought mouth guards that are considered “one size fits all.” These tend to be uncomfortable and restrict breathing, and speech. They offer the least amount of protection.
  • Mouth-Formed: Also known as “boil and bite” mouth guards, these can be found at any sporting goods store. They are more comfortable and less bulky than stock mouthguards but still have a loose fit and require the user to clench their teeth to keep it in place. They offer more protection than stock mouth guards.
  • Custom Fabricated: These are created by using a mould or impression of the teeth that is taken by a dental hygienist. Since they are custom fitted to the teeth, they are extremely comfortable and allow users to speak and breath properly.
  • Pressure Laminated: These are made in the same way that custom fabricated mouth guards are, but have added layers of protection fused together in a dental laboratory. They are the most expensive option, but they also offer the highest level of protection.

We offer both custom fabricated and pressure laminated mouth guards.

 

Yes! In fact, a custom-made mouthguard is highly recommended to use when a person has braces. Stock and mouth-formed mouth guards can cause damage to braces and cause them to need more adjustments. This can prolong the amount of time braces are needed.