YOUR SMILE MATTERS TO US
We know our patients love having fun and being active, whether it is on a soccer field, out on the ice, or on the lake, but unfortunately, we also know how common sports-related dental injuries are.
That’s why we make custom mouthguards at Landmark Dental Centre so that you and your loved ones can always play it safe.
Your Smile Is Worth Protecting
Customized specifically for your smile, the mouthguards we make in our practice provide superior safety and genuine comfort
WEAR A MOUTHGUARD • PROTECT YOUR SMILE
Did you know that up to 40 percent of dental injuries are brought about during sports activities. This means that, in fact, you increase your likliness to sustain an injury to the face and mouth by 60 percent!
Wearing a mouthguard during recreational as well as competitive sports activities decreases both the frequency and severity of injury.
A fractured, chipped or knocked-out tooth isn’t the only thing a mouthguard safeguards against. Did you know that wearing a mouthguard can also help prevent more serious injuries such as concussions, jaw fractures, and neck injuries? Not to mention the protection it provides for the soft tissues of the mouth like the tongue, lips and cheeks.
MADE FOR YOUR SMILE
A custom mouth guard requires two appointments, each about 20 minutes long. The first appointment requires an upper impression – we are able to do this with a traditional impression or as a 3D Digital Impression. Then, the second appointment is about a week later, to pick up your mouthguard. Make sure you tell us if you want a specific color, or just clear.
NOTHING BEATS YOUR REAL TEETH • PROTECT WHAT YOU’VE GOT
When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age.
Some things to consider when debating getting a mouthguard…
Dental Insurance. Your dental insurance only covers so much per years, and you often are not covered in the case of a dental catastrophe. You may find yourself paying up to $20,000 out of pocket for extensive dental intervention.
Teeth can easy to get knocked out. They’re fragile. Patients have been known to chip and knock out teeth by bumping their tooth against a glass or biting into an apple; that goes to show how risky it is to play sports with bare teeth.
Broken teeth are for life. If you fall off a bicycle at age nine and break a tooth, you’re still stuck with that broken tooth at age 79. Root canals, veneers, fillings, and bonding don’t last forever and you’ll have to deal with getting them done and replaced the rest of your life. Artificial teeth also don’t fade in color at the same rate as real teeth.
Mouthguards improve athletic performance. When people work out, they tend to clench their teeth. Those clenching muscles, just like the rest of your muscles, will fatigue and deplete oxygen. Wearing a mouthguard prevents this clenching
YOUR TEETH ARE AN INVESTMENT YOU SHOULD PROTECT
This is especially true for those of you with braces. Not only are your braces an investment you should take great care of, but the metal brackets can be especially damaging to your mouth if you’re hit by a stray ball, puck, or elbow. On top of that, if your braces are damaged, there may be a delay in your orthodontic treatment.
A properly fitted mouthguard may be especially important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, which will help you avoid injuries to your gums and cheeks.
Talk to your dentist about selecting a mouthguard that will provide the right protection. Although some mouthguards only cover the upper teeth, your dentist or orthodontist may suggest that you use a mouthguard on the lower teeth if you have braces on these teeth.