Athletic Mouthwear - Forest Hill, Toronto
While maintaining an active lifestyle is good for your overall health, high-intensity contact sports such as football, hockey, and rugby can lead to an accident where incurring dental trauma is a real possibility. In order to avoid this, a protective mouthguard is generally recommended for you or your family when undertaking these activities.
Athletic mouthguards will act as a shock absorber and help to protect your teeth and jaw joints from accidental (or deliberate!) impacts. This will reduce the risk of cracked, missing, or broken teeth; or fractures to the jaw. In the case of a lower-jaw impact, they can also help protect you from a concussion.
While you can still purchase generic mouthguards from a local pharmacy, drug store, or supermarket, these are generally made on a one-size-fits-all basis. Just like a helmet or other protective gear, there is no guarantee that these will stay in place if they are not tailored to your specific size and measurements. However, our family dentist in Forest Hill is here to offer custom designed mouthguards for your sporting needsSince the guards are designed specifically for you, they should fit more closely than generic store bought versions and have a more customized fit. In order to create the guards, your family dentist in Forest Hill will take an impression of the upper regions of your mouth and use this to create the customized guard. It can be measured, cast, and completed right in our office. We are also able to provide the mouthguards in a variety of colours.
Contact us today if you want a custom-made mouthguard to help protect your teeth while you focus on your activity, or if you just want more information. You can also request an appointment online at any time. Dr. Paul Deratnay’s clinic is located conveniently in the Forest Hill Village.