Did you know that your chance of sustaining a mouth injury while playing a contact sport is 30-50% over your athletic career? But only about 7% of people wear mouth protection while playing sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, and karate. Custom fitted mouth guards can prevent costly and painful injuries to teeth as well as reduce the rate of concussion and jaw injuries.
A dentist-made custom mouth guard is better-fitting and therefore more comfortable (less likely to be dislodged during impact and easier to breathe with it in place) than store bought mouth guards. Our custom-made sports mouth guards offer better protection because the thickness is more controlled. Sometimes in the boil-and-bite process on store bough mouth guards, too much pressure is used to bite down on the guard, thereby thinning it out so it no longer offers adequate protection.
If you play a contact sport contact Dr. Shirley Salazar Dentistry in Scarborough, Ontario. Our team will create a custom made mouth guard to provide the best protection for your teeth during play time.