Custom Mouth Guards in Hamilton
At Barthmann Denture Clinic, we provide custom athletic mouth guards in a variety of sizes and colours. An athletic mouth guard fits over your upper teeth. Made with a soft plastic, mouth guards can easily be adapted and changed to fit your unique mouth size.
Remedying a lost tooth with dental treatments over your lifetime can be expensive. Mouth guards can protect you from losing teeth and save you money. When it comes to sports equipment, mouth guards are a priority. They protect your teeth, lips, cheeks, and tongue. Concussions and jaw fractures are also prevented with the proper use of a mouth guard.
When Should Someone Wear a Mouth Guard?
A mouth guard should be worn whenever you’re involved in an activity with a risk of falls or head contact with others or equipment. Some sports where a mouth guard should be used include, but are not limited to:
While many think of hockey and football as the most dangerous sports for your teeth, almost half of sports-related mouth injuries occur during baseball and basketball.
How does one choose a mouth guard?
It is important to get a mouth guard that fits comfortably over your teeth. Although any mouth guard is better than no mouth guard, make sure it does not interfere with your breathing or speech. To ensure your mouth guard fits as it should for optimal protection, consult your denturist: Dr. Barthmann-Marino.
Proper care of custom mouth guards
Some tips for taking care of your mouth guard include:
- Avoid excessive heat or cold
- Wash after each use with cold or lukewarm water (hot water may distort the plastic)
- Store in a plastic container when not in use
- Rinse your mouth guard with mouthwash before inserting into your mouth
- Replace your mouth guard every two to three years
No matter your age, the sport you play, or the exercise routine you adhere to, a mouth guard is important to your oral safety. Be sure to protect your smile and preserve your health. Let Barthmann Denture Clinic in Stoney Creek ensure you’re properly fitted with a mouth guard.
Call today to learn more 905-662-7521.