Sports Guards and Injury Prevention

Regardless of age, if you’re an active individual, the odds are you can benefit from a sports guard.  The Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association informs us that although dental emergencies and injuries can occur at any age, about one-third of these injuries occur during active recreation/leisure activities.  Customized mouth guards are recommended for those who cycle, skateboard, ride a scooter or participate in an organized sport, including but not limited to, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse and soccer. 

Why a customized guard?  Although sports guards come in numerous types, a customized guard is your best defense against injury.  The guard is created by taking an impression of the patient’s teeth and gums, thus making the guard a snug and comfortable fit.  The guard will also have the right thickness of material over your teeth to help provide protection against any impact.  Most patients feel a customized sports guard, unlike a “boil and bite” guard, is far less intrusive on their breathing and swallowing.

In addition to helping you protect your smile during sports and other activities, Dr. Snider can provide you with a healthier, brighter smile!  Call our office to schedule your appointment.  Patients of old and new are always welcome!

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