Custom-Designed Dental Mouth Guards Protect Against Debilitating Oral Injuries

Dr. James Hallam of Laurentian Dental Centre Kitchener

Dr. James Hallam, Laurentian Dental, Kitchener

Most sports activities have the chance of physical contact, and with contact debilitating dental damage that can be difficult to treat may occur.

That’s why we believe professionally designed dental mouth guards are one of the most important pieces of sporting equipment any active individual can have because dental injuries can result in lost time from school or employment and can be costly to treat. While a mouth guard cannot protect against every conceivable injury, it can significantly decrease the likelihood of a debilitating and perhaps facially disfiguring injury.

As dentists we see too many oral and facial injuries to children, adolescents and even adults during the spring & summer months that might have been prevented by the use of a mouth guard. Fact is, facial injuries in nearly every sport can result in damage to the teeth, lips, cheeks,tongue or jaw.

Custom designed sports mouth guard.

Custom Designed Mouth Guards Protect Against Oral Injuries

A properly designed mouthguard absorbs and distributes the impact of a damaging blow because it is fabricated from an impression of the teeth taken by our dentists.

Our mouth guards are specifically designed to help protect from soft-tissue injuries to lips, tongues, and gums, cracked, chipped, or knocked out teeth, broken jaws or concussions.They are tasteless, odourless, easy to clean and enable normal breathing.

A mouth guard really should be worn by children, adolescents, or adults when training for, or playing any recreational or sports activity where there is the potential for contact to the face.

Parents are sometimes uninformed about the level of contact and the potential for serious dental injuries associated with many recreational or sporting activities in which their children may participate.

“Ttypical rehabilitation costs for a single fractured or avulsed tooth can amount to more than 20 times the cost of a professionally fitted sports mouth guard.”

Fact is, dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained by children during participation in sports, but a professionally fitted mouth guard can help to prevent a child from experiencing injuries that could permanently affect their teeth. It’s also worth noting that typical rehabilitation costs for a single fractured or avulsed tooth can amount to more than 20 times the cost of a professionally fitted sports mouth guard.

You can easily protect your family’s smiles and preserve their oral health by seeing us soon for a comfortable, custom made mouth guard because mouth guards significantly decrease the risk of orofacial injuries and are effective in moving the soft tissues in the mouth away from the teeth, thus minimizing the risk of lacera- tions and bruising of the lips or cheeks. A mouth guard is especially important if a person wears fixed dental appliances such as braces or bridgework.

Play it safe this year by seeing us soon for a professionally fitted, custom mouth guard!

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