Dental Clinic in West Mississauga, Clarkson & Oakville
2425 Truscott Drive, Unit 17 (the Park Royal Plaza) in Mississauga, Clarkson, L5J 2B4
Nightguards and Sports Guards
Protect Your Winning Smile with a Custom Fitted Sports Mouthguards!
Sports Guards (Mouthguards) have been shown to prevent major injuries including concussions, jaw fractures, neck injuries and more by protecting the lower jaw from impacting into the upper jaw. Mouthguards also prevent broken teeth, bruising and laceration of the lips and cheeks.
If you’ve enrolled your child or yourself into an activity where there is the possibility of contact, either with competitors or any immovable objects, you have undoubtedly created a list of safety equipment you will need.
If a sports mouthguard isn’t on your list of equipment, ADD IT NOW!
A mouthguard is a flexible dental appliance worn to protect teeth from possible damage. They are usually made of plastic materials that fit comfortably over your teeth and gums. There are mouthguards available at sporting stores and online that will offer some protection. For the highest level of protection we recommend a custom fitted mouthguard that is made specifically for your smile.
A mouthguard should offer proper protection and at the same time be comfortable. It should be kept clean, fit snugly and not affect your ability to breathe or speak.
Nightguards Are Different to Sports Guards
Nightguards are different to sports guards and are meant for people who are grinding their teeth. They are made from a similar material, but are slightly smaller and help to save the teeth from being worn down, and helping in preventing cracks in teeth. They may also help in relieving TM joint dysfunction symptoms.
Mouthguard / Nightguard Maintenance
• Keep your mouthguard clean.
• Rinse your mouthguard with a mouthwash before and after each use. You can use a mild soap and a soft toothbrush as well.
• Store your mouthguard in the container that we provide you or in a similar hard container.
• Avoid exposing your mouthguard to heat including direct sunlight.
• Check for wear and tear and bring your mouth guard in to our office if you have any questions about its effectiveness.