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Protect Your Smile with a Mouthguard

Protect Your Smile

Back to school is quickly approaching and more kids will be back into sports. It is important to use a mouthguard during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth. A properly fitted mouthguard can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw.

Sport Canada reports that overall, 69 percent of Canadian youth participate in organized sports. In any sport, whether it’s full-contact hockey or a friendly game of soccer, a little preparation can prevent costly and sometimes painful mistakes later on.

Any sport where contact with other participants or hard surfaces is possible requires protection. Players who participate in basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, squash, racquetball, lacrosse, rugby and martial arts should wear mouthguards.

Many athletes resist wearing a mouthguard because of bulkiness and poor fit. Custom-made mouthguards are comfortable and form-fitting. This leads to increased use and fewer injuries.

Dentistry on Sinclair can provide you with a custom-made mouthguard. We require a fifteen minute appointment to take a model of the teeth and the mouthguard will be ready for pick-up the next day.

Wearing a mouthguard while playing is the best way to protect your smile.

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