Sport & Mouth Guards

Sport & Mouth Guard DentistWe provide high quality custom mouth guards to patients that participate in leisure sports as well as professional heavy contact sports. Mouth Guards help prevent dental trauma, concussion.

Most organized sports now require the use of a mouth guard to participate. Smiles On Don Mills recommends patients wear a custom guard as it will stay in place and prevent injury better than a stock guard. Guards should be worn during both practices and competition. It is recommended that guards be worn during all contact sports.

  • The most frequent type of injury to the face during sports are dental injuries and the majority of these are preventable using mouth guards.
  • A fractured tooth costs much more than having a dentist professionally make a mouth guard.
  • The cost to extract, place and restore a tooth with a dental implant can be very costly.
  • Mouth guards should be worn at all times during competition; in practice as well as in games.

Concussion Prevention

The technology of a custom fabricated guard helps prevent concussions by inhibiting the jaw from crushing into the skull. The guard absorbs the pressure and shock waves that would otherwise be sent to the brain. Depending on what type of guard you choose, you may also be able to select a custom graphic on the front of the guard to display your school pride. Turnaround time for fabrication is approximately two weeks.

Concussion prevention

Many athletes do not wear guards during their activities simply because they are not comfortable and do not fit well. Custom guards will allow athletes to function normally throughout their activity.

Sport Mouth Guards

We create custom mouth guards for the following sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Boxing
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball
  • Bicycling
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • and others…

Wearing a sports mouth guard in conjunction with other protective equipment during activities is the best thing an athlete can do to protect themselves from the risk of dental injury as well as concussion. A custom fabricated guard will stay in place better to protect teeth from injury or any subsequent trauma. Over the counter guards simply cannot do this, because they are made to fit varying sizes and shapes of mouths rather than fitting snugly into place. Sport guards were originally worn by professional boxers in the early 1900’s, but have since become a standard protective equipment piece.

To get fitted for your custom sport mouth guard, contact us today.