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Sports Guards

Custom Sports Guards

Do you or your child play contact sports in North Battleford or the surrounding area? If so, it’s time to consider a custom sports guard! They help protect not only your denture appliance but also your dental tissues, from damage.

Who Should Wear a Custom Sports Guard?

If you play contact sports, chances are, a sports guard is right for you. Along with protecting teeth and dental tissues from impact, there is also research to suggest that wearing a mouthguard can lower the risk of concussion dramatically. In fact, according to research on concussions, the risk of concussion was almost two-thirds lower for youth hockey players wearing a mouthguard. This mechanism is thought to work by lessening the blow from impact to the jaw that can radiate to the brain.

Some sports are a lot more likely to lead to concussions and dental injuries, meaning it’s even more important to ensure a sports guard is worn when playing them.

Here are some of the sports that lead to the most dental injuries:

  • Ice hockey
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Martial arts
  • Boxing
  • Wrestling
  • Field hockey
  • Rugby
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Protect Your Smile

Call Battlefords Denture Care today to find out more about sports guards and if it’s right for you.

Can I have a sports guard made by a denturist?

Yes! Our clinic in North Battleford fabricates sports guards right here, usually on the same day.

Why should I have a custom mouthguard made?

If you or your child play sports, wearing a mouthguard will protect your mouth from injury. A custom sports guard is made to fit securely and accurately against your teeth, increasing the comfort and likelihood of wearing it.

How often should I have my mouth guard replaced?

Younger children may need to have their sports guard replaced more often as their mouths change.  If you do not undergo oral changes, replacing a mouth guard every season or two is recommended, depending on what kind of shape your mouth guard is in.   

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