Individually Fitted Sports Mouthguard, Customized to Your Team Colours
If you’ve enrolled your child or yourself into a contact sport or activity, you have undoubtedly created a list of safety equipment you will need. If a mouth guard isn’t on your list of equipment, add it now! Call 416-233-6453 for Toronto dentist sports guards.
What is a mouthguard?
Mouthguards are resilient appliances that fit over your teeth. When worn during contact activities, mouthguards help protect against injuries to the teeth, jaw and areas in and around your mouth.
How does a sport’s mouthguard work?
When there is an impact to your mouth or jaw, a mouthguard acts as a cushion that redistributes the force of the blow evenly. Studies show that properly fitted sport’s mouthguards when worn during an impact can prevent or lessen the severity of injuries such as concussion, neck injuries and other potentially severe injuries.
A mouthguard provides a barrier between your teeth and your mouth’s soft tissue. As a result, sport’s mouthguards help prevent damage to teeth as well as cuts to lips, gums, and other soft tissue in and around your mouth.
Choosing a Mouthguard
Mouthguards vary in terms of cost, comfort, and effectiveness. The ideal mouthguard is durable, resilient, and comfortable. It should fit properly, be easy to clean, and should not affect your ability to breathe or speak.
Types of Sport’s Mouthguards
Stock Sport’s Mouthguards
These are ready-made. You simply place the appliance in your mouth and use it “as is.” You can buy these in stores that sell sporting goods. They are also sold over the Internet. They provide some basic protection and should be worn if you have no other options. These mouthguards do not grip the teeth, and it can be difficult to keep them in place unless you bite down on them constantly while you are wearing them.
Boil-and-bite Sport’s Mouthguards
These are made from materials that are resilient under normal conditions, but become pliable when heated. You place this type of mouthguard into very hot water until it softens, and then bite into it so it will take the shape of your mouth and fit more closely over your teeth. The mouthguards are easier to keep in place and offer slightly more protection than the stock version.
Custom-Fitted Sport’s Mouthguards
These are prescribed and fitted by a dental professional. The process involves making a model of your teeth and then moulding the mouthguard material around the dental model to ensure a close and comfortable fit. This model of sport’s mouthguard may cost slightly more but will offer you the highest level of protection and comfort of your options.
If you or your children wear braces or other fixed orthodontic appliances, it is especially important to have a mouthguard that fits properly. Otherwise, an impact to the mouth can damage the brackets and wires of the braces, and can also cause added damage (cuts and tears) to the soft tissue inside your mouth. Mouthguards are usually worn only on the upper teeth, but people with braces on their lower teeth should consider using mouthguards on both sets of teeth.
The team at Dental Health Centre in Toronto can create mouth guards for you and your children ensuring that your activities are safer for your smile.
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If you’re already self conscious about your smile, traditional braces that may attract more attention to your teeth may have held you back from improving your smile…That is until now!
A Toronto Invisalign Dentist you can trust
Our office in Toronto offers Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign creates custom fitted removable trays which are changed about every two weeks, progressively straightening, aligning and improving your smile. The Invisalign Aligners are clear and virtually unnoticeable to those around you. Although they will notice that you smile more often!
Depending on your individual situation, the Invisalign procedure usually takes about a year but the results are undisputable.
There are other advantages to Invisalign beyond that aesthetic nature of the treatment:
Applicable to mane orthodontic corrections
Metal braces can be unattractive, with bulky brackets, wires and elastics
The removable trays allow for easier cleaning and oral hygiene practices.
Trays can be removed when eating.
Research has shown that periodontal tissue health may improve with use of invisalign aligners
More beautiful smiles during and after treatment
If you’ve been avoiding straightening your teeth due to the nature of traditional braces ask us about Invisalign on your next visit.
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Composite fillings are also called plastic or white fillings. Getting this kind of filling depends on where the tooth is in your mouth. We bite down hard on our back teeth (molars), so a plastic filling may not be a good choice. Talk to your dentist about other options.
To place this filling, your dentist cleans all decay from the tooth and puts a glue (or bonding material) on the inside of the hole. Composite resin is put into the hole in thin layers. Each layer gets hard with the help of a special light that your dentist holds over the tooth. When the last layer of the filling is hard, your dentist shapes the filling so it looks and feels natural.
These fillings will be the same colour as your natural teeth.
They cost less than gold fillings.
They are direct fillings, so they can be done in one appointment, in most cases.