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Protective Sports Mouth Gear
Comfortable, custom-fitted mouth guards and mouthpieces offer optimal protection against all sorts of factors that can lead to mouth damage during play. A properly fabricated mouth guard's primary purpose is to help protect against external trauma, be it from player contact, or a ball, puck or stick hitting you in the face. On top of that, mouth guards protect from teeth clenching which is common for athletes who are constantly under physical exertion. Finally, custom mouth guards help to protect against biting down on your tongue or inner cheek, preventing painful injuries that require medical attention.
The Advantages of
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 don't just offer excellent protection for your teeth and mouth. They also provide a more comfortable fit when compared to the boil & bite mouth guards that are found in sporting goods stores. Finally, Pro-Form mouthguards don't restrict breathing through your mouth in the same way that store bought mouthguards do. Being able to breathe easier while wearing a mouth guard is important for those late-game moments where you're panting and breathing heavily.
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 with a more sleek and comfortable design.
How We Fit Your Sports Mouthguard
No matter whether you choose a mouthguard 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! From there, we make a mould of your teeth and get to work on building your mouthguard or mouthpiece so that it fits like a glove! After the impression is taken during your visit our Kanata or Kemptville clinic, your mouthwear will be ready in a matter of days.
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Both our Kemptville and Kanata clinics offer same-day appointments for your emergencies. If you need a dentist in Kanata or Kemptville to help you in a crisis, please do not hesitate — call us right away!
A Mouthguard You Can
Looking to add a little colour to your life? You can customize your mouthguards with a variety of fun design and colour options. On top of that, our modern mouth wear is designed to last! For most athletes, one mouthpiece or mouthguard will last at least the entire season! Be sure to keep in mind, however, that your mouthguard may need to be replaced sooner if you chew on the product, or you have dramatic changes to your teeth or jaw. This could include things such as getting braces or Invisalign, having a tooth extracted, or getting a dental crown.
Who Can Benefit from a
Pro-Form mouthwear is an excellent option for most athletes ages 8 and up, but it may not be right for everyone. If you have suffered from joint pain in your jaw, currently have braces, or are missing molars, you should contact Yazdani Family Dentistry to discuss your needs. A Pro-Form mouthguard or mouthpiece may not be the best solution for you, but we can work with you to find a solution that is. Request an appointment with us today to see how we can help protect your smile during play!
Your Dental Team
Taking care of your mouthguard is an important part of making sure it lasts as long as possible. It's also crucial for your oral health. As you wear your mouthguard, bacteria in your mouth will make its way on to the mouthguard where it will continue to grow until it gets cleaned off. 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.
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.
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.
At our dental clinics, we only offer custom fabricated mouthguards.
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.