Athletic Mouthwear - Dentist in North York - Dentist in Toronto

An athletic mouthguard is  a cover placed over your teeth designed to protect you from dental or oral injuries. There are a variety of materials that can be used to make a mouthguard, but what’s important is that they are comfortable, resistant to impact, and allow you to speak and breathe with no additional difficulty.

 

While mouth guards are known to be essential for contact sports such as football, rugby, or martial arts, any sport that could result in falling, accidental contact, or that involves fast moving equipment might require or benefit from the use of a mouth guard. They can not only prevent damage that comes as a result of impact to the teeth, they can help to avoid damage from teeth coming in contact with one another, or from biting your own lips or tongue.

 

It is especially important for children and teens to update their mouth guards as often as once per season to accommodate their changing teeth and mouth shapes.

 

There are three basic types of mouthguards:

 

The first and least versatile option is a stock mouthguard that has not been fitted in any way to the user. These are the least comfortable option, and potentially the most prone to failure.

 

One step up from that is what’s referred to as a ‘boil and bite’ mouthguard. These work by heating up a mouthguard and biting down on it to create a custom impression of the user’s teeth. While this can be an effective option, there is some risk of user error.

 

The best option in terms of fit and comfort is a custom-made mouthguard from your local North York dentist. Custom guards provide a lab made mouthguard fitted perfectly for your teeth, which allows for superior comfort, unrestricted breathing, and unimpaired speech.

 

If you would like to ensure the best possible fit on your athletic mouthguard, contact us today, or if you’d prefer, you can also make an appointment online.

Last Updated On 2021-07-27