Sports Mouth Guards | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Your Downtown Calgary Choice for Sports Guards!

Sports Mouth Guards | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

From broken or chipped teeth to injuries to the lips, tongue, face, or jaw, oral injuries are far easier to sustain than you may think. 39% of all dental injuries occur while playing sports, and of those injuries, 75% of sports-related dental injuries affect at least one of the most visible teeth in our mouth. CORE Dental is pleased to offer sports guards to prevent or minimize these injuries.

What is a Sports Guard?

Sports Mouth Guards | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

A sports guard is a dental device that is worn over your teeth to protect the teeth and mouth from injuries to the face and head. It is a very important piece of athletic equipment for anyone participating in a contact sport that involves falls, body contact or flying equipment. Sports guards can be easily found over the counter as stock and boil-and-bite mouthguards. However, while these types of sports guards do offer some protection, they do not fit as well as custom made sports guards, since they are pre-formed. Pre-formed sports guards can be bulky and make breathing and speaking difficult, which also lessens their effectiveness.

The best fitting sports guards are custom sports guards, which are made by your dentist to specifically fit the unique shape of your teeth and mouth. The custom fit makes them more comfortable and easier to wear than over-the-counter varieties. While they are more expensive than over-the-counter versions, they provide the best fit and comfort. A properly fitted sports guard can absorb the shock of impacts. It can also protect teeth against potential chips and cracks, fractures, knock-out, and damage. A sports guard is especially important for those who wear braces or other fixed orthodontic appliances because any impact to the mouth can damage the brackets and wires of braces and can also cause added cuts and tears to the soft tissue inside of the mouth.

Sports Mouth Guards | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary
Sports Mouth Guards | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Who Needs to Wear a Sports Guard?

Sports Mouth Guards | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Sports guards are recommended for anyone who plays any type of sport where trauma can occur. While it seems obvious that those who play high contact sports like football, rugby, hockey and boxing would benefit from one, even those who engage in gymnastics or skateboarding could benefit from one. All athletes are at risk for injuries like chipped or broken teeth, fractured jaws, root damage to the teeth, fractured dental work, and lip and tongue injuries. Dental injuries can occur as a result of accidents, contact with people or objects during any kind of athletic activity, including Taekwondo, basketball, skateboarding, soccer, squash, gymnastics, and soccer. Most sports contain an element of risk that could result in a dental injury. Sports guards are an effective way to protect your teeth and mouth from injury.

If you play any kind of sport, you should be protecting your teeth with a custom fitted sports guard! If you have any questions about sports guards, or you would like to set up an appointment, please call CORE Dental at (403) 265-5724 and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Core Dental at (403) 265-5724 to set up a Sports Guards appointment today!

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