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Your Airdrie Choice for Sports Mouth Guards!

Dentists estimate that between 13% and 39% of dental injuries occur while playing sports. Even worse, up to 75% of all dental injuries affect at least one of the most visible teeth in our smile, the front teeth. North Main Family Dental is pleased to offer sports mouth guards to protect your teeth from dental injuries, including knocked-out teeth, injured cheeks or tongue, broken jaws, and broken teeth. Protect your teeth and your smile with our North Main Family Dental Sports Mouth Guards!

Sports Mouth Guards

When should you wear Sports Mouth Guards when playing sports?

Although a dental injury is commonly associated with contact sports such as football, rugby, hockey, and boxing, dental and other mouth injuries may also occur as a result of contact with people or objects during many other athletic activities, including basketball, soccer, squash, gymnastics, skateboarding, and Taekwondo. In essence, ALL sports activities contain an element of risk of dental injury.

For people who wear braces or other fixed orthodontic appliances, it is especially important to have a sports mouthguard that fits properly. An impact to the mouth can damage the brackets and wires of the braces and can also cause added cuts and tears to the soft tissue inside your mouth.

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Your Airdrie Choice for Sports Mouth Guards to Protect Against Dental Injury!

Sports Mouthguard | North Main Family Dental | Family and General Dentist | Airdrie

What is a Sports Mouth Guard?

Sports mouthguards are dental appliances that fit over your bite while you are engaged in an activity. If you are struck in the mouth or jaw, a mouth guard helps to redistribute the force of the impact, as well as provide a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue in and around your mouth. Many studies have shown that mouthguards help prevent chipped or broken teeth and protect against cuts to lips, gums, and other soft tissue in the mouth area.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call North Main Family Dental at (403) 980-0056 to set up a new Sports Mouth Guards appointment today!

What Types of Sports Mouth Guards are Available?

Mouthguards vary in terms of cost, comfort, and effectiveness. An ideal mouth guard is durable, resilient, and comfortable. It should fit properly, be comfortable to wear, easy to clean, and should not affect your ability to breathe.

What are the basic categories of sports mouthguards on the market?

  • Stock mouth guards
  • Boil-and-bite sports mouthguards
  • Custom-made mouthguards, designed and fit by your dentist

While less expensive mouth guards purchased from a sports store can make you feel as though you are protected, protection may be limited.

Criteria for an Effective Mouth Guard

The following are some guiding criteria to help determine if your mouthguard is effective:

  1. It is protective, with sufficient thickness in key areas, but not overly bulky
  2. It fits comfortably, allowing natural breathing
  3. It is tear-resistant and retains its form
  4. It is odourless and tasteless

Common, non-fitting, sporting goods store mouthguards may not meet any of these criteria, even when they are new. Once they have been used for a while, and they are chewed out of shape, their condition makes them even worse. Despite this, over 90% of the mouth guards worn have been purchased at sporting goods stores.

Boil and bite mouthguards will fit better. However, the fitting process has a downside.  When biting into the hot mouth guard to give it the right shape, the thickness of the device is reduced, and with it, so is the level of protection provided.

Your Airdrie Choice for Custom Made Sports Mouth Guards!

North Main Family Dental is pleased to offer sports Mouth guards that meet all of the criteria of a good and effective mouthguard. Our custom-made sports mouthguards are comfortable, safe, durable, and allow you to breathe and talk naturally. Custom-made mouthguards range from basic types that are suitable for kids and junior athletes to professional mouth guards for athletes looking to enhance their athletic performance.

Price varies from basic to professional custom-made mouth guards. Since there are many choices, it is recommended that you discuss this with our dedicated team of dentists to find out your options.

North Main Family Dental welcomes you to book an appointment to discuss all of your sports mouthguard needs. We can also discuss your sports mouthguard options with you at your next hygiene and check-up appointment — just ask! We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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