Winter Sports are just around the corner
It’s that time again to start thinking about winter sports, and how to protect your teeth. During the month of September Okotoks Dentist, Dr. Vicki McMullen and the team at Crystal Smiles is offering custom mouth guards.
Custom- fitted mouth protectors are individually designed to protect the teeth & mouths of children and adults who play contact sports such as football, ice hockey, lacrosse, boxing, soccer, basketball, and even non-contact or recreational activities that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
Because accidents can happen during any physical activity, the advantage of using a mouth guard during sports is that it can help limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue, and soft tissues of your mouth. Mouth guards also help you avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, or even tooth loss.
Things to consider when purchasing a stock mouth guard
- Little to no adjustment
- Make breathing more difficult
- Provide little to no protection.
An effective mouth guard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable, easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing.