For the athletically active: Think about protecting your teeth!
Protect your teeth and your children’s teeth during sports and activities so that accidents won’t ruin the fun!
We love our sports!
Hockey, soccer, basketball, rollerblading, you name it. We love doing them and we especially love watching and cheering on our children as they play and score.
Nearly all strenuous physical activity can harm the teeth, lips, checks, tongue or jaw.
«Over 25% of unintentional injuries in Québec are related to recreational and sports activities. It is estimated that some 200,000 serious accidents involving damage to player’s mouths and teeth could be avoided every year with the use of sports guards» *
What is a sports guard?
A sports guard (or mouth guard) is a removable protective device that is custom-made to fit your mouth. It’s made of a polymer material that is tear-resistant, tasteless and comfortable.
Sports guards fit snuggly and comfortably over your teeth and gums. It will not dislodge during sports, does not impede breathing and allows for normal speech.
Although sports guards do not offer 100% protection, they significantly reduce the risk of a serious injury by softening blows to the mouth and teeth. This limits injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth, fractured teeth, jaw fractures and even concussions.
Sports guards can reduce injuries
Sports guards are an important piece of athletic equipment essential for protecting your head, mouth and jaw from serious injury. They accomplish this by separating the jaws between this cushion of plastic.
Can’t I just use a night guard?
Sports guards are different from night guards in that they are designed to absorb much stronger impacts. Plus for the extra cool factor, they can be made in a wide range of funky colors. Express yourself!
The Order of Dentists of Quebec recommends:
Did You Know?
Sports guards are recommended for children starting from 6 years old?
They should be checked by your dentist every 3 months.
Because their jaws are growing, athletes younger than 16 should replace their mouthguards every year.
Adults should replace them every 2 years.