Mouth Guards in Brampton, ON

Mouth guards are dental devices that are useful in keeping your teeth protected. There are several types of mouth guards available, each with its specific purpose. You can find custom-made mouth guards at Rosedale Dental Care in Brampton.

Types of mouth guards

Mouth guards can be made of soft plastic or laminate. There are several types available.

  • Stock: come pre-formed and ready to wear. These are the most inexpensive option and are available over-the-counter, but they are the most ill-fitting and can make breathing and talking difficult, lowering their efficacy as a protective device.
  • Boil and bite: a slightly more customizable and comfortable option than stock mouth guards. They are made of a thermoplastic material that softens in hot water. After it cools slightly, the mouth guard is placed in the mouth and shaped to fit around the teeth when tongue and finger pressure is applied. When completely cool, they retain their customized shape.
  • Custom-fit: offer the best fit and protection. They are the most expensive option because they must be made at your dentist office out of special material and take longer to make, but they are the most effective.

Night guards

Night guards for teeth are designed to help with bruxism, or teeth grinding, which can have serious consequences on the teeth if not addressed. The grinding motion of the teeth throughout the night can lead to tooth fractures, loosening and wearing down of teeth, and even tooth loss. In addition to the teeth, bruxism can affect the jaw and facial appearance. Night guards form a barrier between the teeth during sleep to prevent them from grinding together and causing chips and cracks. They can also alleviate strain in the jaw muscles.

Sports guards

It is recommended that sports guards are worn for contact sports like football, hockey, boxing, basketball, and lacrosse, which all present a high risk for mouth injuries. Both children and adults are advised to utilize them when participating in those activities. They can also be used for non-contact sports and other recreational activities such as gymnastics, skateboarding, or mountain biking to protect the mouth. Common oral sports injuries can include chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns and bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, fractured jaws, root damage, and even concussions.

Sports Mouth guards and night guards provided by Rosedale Dental Care can reduce the risk of damage or injury and keep your mouth protected in Brampton.

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