Sports 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 with a strong chance for contact with other participants or hard surfaces requires mouth protection. Players who participate in the following sports should wear mouthguards when practicing or competing:
- in-line skating
- martial arts
Many athletes resist wearing a mouthguard because of bulkiness and poor fit. Custom-made mouthguards are the most comfortable, non-bulky 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. This method provides the best fit, protection and comfort.