Protecting Those Pearly Whites During Athletic Activities
Protect More Than Your Game Face
For children and many adults, sports is about play time! However, many sports can put your teeth at risk. That's why it's so important to protect your smile with a sports guard. Sports guards protect your teeth from getting broken, chipped or, worse, from being completely knocked out. If you or your child is involved in hockey, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, soccer or martial arts, Custom Mouth Guards can protect you, your team, or your child from dental injuries.
Scottsdale Dental Centre provides custom professional sports guards at cost - as as service to our community. A dental sports guard is ideal for all ages. With custom sports guards, you can avoid all the pitfalls that come with the over-the-counter versions: poor fit and poor quality.
It is estimated by the Canadian Dental Association that mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in elementary and high school sports. A properly fitted mouthguard must be protective, comfortable, resilient, tear resistant, odorless, tasteless, not bulky, cause minimal interference to speaking and breathing, and (possibly the most important criteria) have excellent retention, fit, and sufficient thickness in critical areas.
Custom-made mouthguards are obtained through our dental office. Available in as little as one-two weeks, the first appointment involves taking an impression of the upper teeth. Custom mouthguards allow for slight adjustments as requested by the players to satisfy their preference.
As dentists and health professionals interested in injury prevention, we do not recommend store bought boil and bite mouthguards to our patients and athletic teams. The public deserves the best quality of care in injury prevention and boil and bite mouthguards do not provide this quality.
The custom made mouthguards are designed by your dentist and are the best of all types of mouth protectors. They fulfill all the criteria for adaptation, retention, comfort, and stability of material. They interfere the least with speaking and studies have shown that the custom made mouthguard offers the best protection against dental injury.
With your custom mouthguard, you have the following advantages:
- Comfortably stays in position
- Better breathing = better performance
- More durable than boil and bite
- May prevent concussions from occurring
- Speak clearly