Whether you’re clenching your teeth from stress or the risk of a big hit to the mouth in sports, night guards and sports guards are important to protect your teeth. Plus, we have complementary guard cleanings when you get a dental cleaning.
If stress has you clenching or grinding your teeth at night, a night guard can be prescribed or made by our lab for extra comfort and quality. We’ll take an impression and have our lab specialist mold the night guard exactly for your teeth to prevent further cracks or TMJ/jaw muscle strain. Learn more about our Neuromuscular dentistry.
If you have ever been hit in the face or head, you know that protecting your teeth can’t be ignored. Sport or Mouth guards are a critical athletic piece of equipment for any sport that involves contact or flying equipment. This includes basketball, skiing, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking — any activity that could injure your mouth. We’d recommend replacing these after every season.
TYPES OF SPORTS GUARDS
Stock — Inexpensive and preformed ready to wear. You can find them at retailers like Canadian Tire or the Source for Sports. They can be bulky and don’t always fit well, however.
Boil and bite — These can be altered by boiling and biting into the warm plastic of the mouth guard to customize the fit. They can be purchased at most sporting goods stores.
Custom— These are specially designed and in our dental office or at our dental laboratory. These usually provide the most comfort for your teeth when playing a sport. We make an impression of your teeth and then constructs the mouth guard over a model of them.
Contact us for a night guard or sports guard today!
At Dr Lui and Associates we devote ourselves to providing sophisticated, honest dental care for Calgarians and surrounding area. A referral isn’t necessary but sometimes a second opinion should be: simply book an appointment or call to get your free consultation.