Cosmetic DentistrySports Mouth Guards
Sports mouth guards are very important to all athletes playing sports that could include falling or heavy contact, among others – whether you’re a child, teen, or adult. At Plateau Village Dental Centre in Coquitlam, we offer custom-made sports mouth guards to any patients who may require them.
The method of creating a sports mouth guard involves taking an impression of your teeth, which is then sent to a lab and created into a custom-fitted, personalized mouth guard. It offers superior protection from sports-related mouth injuries than boil and bite or stock made mouth guards. These devices are necessary for any athletes who partake in contact sports or sports that involve falls as they protect your teeth and jaw from blows to the head or mouth. This includes football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking—any activity that might result in an injury to the mouth.
Mouth guards are used to conceal and protect the upper teeth, and are designed to prevent broken teeth, cut lips, and other damages that may occur to your mouth. If you wear braces or other dental appliances (for example, a fixe bridge, or crowns) on your lower jaw, your Plateau Village Dental Centre dentist may suggest a mouth protector for these teeth as well.
Sports mouth guards should typically be replaced each season, depending on how often they’re used. If you’re a child or teen with growing and shifting teeth, it is recommended to be fitted for a new guard every season.
Scheduling a consultation at our Dental Centre in Coquitlam is the best way to learn more about sports mouth guards!