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Sports and physical activity are necessary for our well being, however there are certain sports that can put our teeth at risk. It is therefore highly recommended to wear a mouthguard when playing contact or high-risk sports. At Centre Dentaire NP, we make custom-fit mouthguards with your choice of colors!

When is it Necessary to Wear a Mouthguard?

Even though our teeth are hard and strong, they are prone to damage when subjected to direct or indirect impact. While this can happen in day-to-day life, the chances of it happening are greater when partaking in combat or impact sports.

> Combat sports such as boxing, fighting, martial arts, etc.: these types of sports include hits to the face that endangers your oral cavity.
> Contact sports such as hockey and football: these sports involve a high amount of direct contact that can become violent. As such, the oral cavity can suffer several shocks during a game or training session.
> Other sports that create risk such as gymnastics, snowboarding, skateboarding or mountain biking: the jaw can sustain a certain amount of shocks however sudden, repeated hits when falling can create significant damage.

Mouthguard: function

When playing certain sports, it is important to protect your teeth and mouth to avoid sudden and/or repeated damage directly to the teeth and oral cavity. The mouthguard, placed in the mouth to cover the teeth and gums, is the best protection option. In this way the teeth are protected from potential shocks that could otherwise damage or even break them. The mouthguard also helps prevent lip cuts and other mouth injuries, in addition to helping prevent concussions and broken jaws. If there are universal models, it is recommended to use mouth guards made to measure from dental impressions taken in the clinic.

Benefits of a Custom-Made Mouthguard

1. Appropriate protection

The mouthguard is personalized and compatible with multiple oral cavity conditions making it is easy to wear. It does not risk causing any damage to your own dentition, but rather only protects it.

2. Comfortable protection

The custom design allows the mouthguard to be personalized and well adapted to the mouth. It is generally less bulky and intrusive when compared to the universal mouthguards found over-the-counter.

3. Stable protection

By being custom-made, a mouthguard adapts better to the shape of the jaw and the gums, preventing it from moving during a direct or indirect impact.

4. Optimal protection

The mouthguard provides a personalized protection against shocks to the teeth, while allowing you to continue speaking and breathing normally. It allows you to practice and play sports safely and without any dental worries!