At Bay Dental Group in Sault Ste. Marie, we offer custom appliances to help protect your smile.
A sports guard protects your child’s teeth from damage while playing sports. While generic sports guards are available at sports stores, these may not fit properly to your child’s teeth Bay Dental offers our patients custom mouth guards, which are fitted exactly to your child’s mouth to provide optimal protection and comfort.
How can a mouth guard protect my kid's smile?
We believe sports guards can help play a preventive role in dentistry for children. A sports guard helps to protect your child’s teeth from possible damage while playing sports.
Bite guards may be recommended for patients who are experiencing headaches, sore, and stiff jaws that may be caused by teeth grinding or clenching.
What is the difference between store-bought and custom-made mouth guards?
While generic sports guards are available for purchase at most sports retail stores, they may not properly conform to your child’s teeth and may prove less effective and comfortable that a custom made sports guard.
If you child does play sports, a fitted, custom made sports guards can do more than simply protect the teeth but also the mouth, neck and the jaw. In fact, sports guards can also help provide some protection for the head and against sports related concussions. At Bay Dental Group we believe sports guards are necessary equipment for sports with risks of falls or contact with other players or equipment.
How does a custom mouth guard appointment work?
Creating custom fitted sports guards typically involves two dentist appointments. During the first appointment, digital imaging is employed before a mold is made to take an impression of your child’s teeth. The impressions are then sent to a lab and during the second appointment, the guard is fitted to ensure full coverage, a snug fit and general comfort in wearing.