Custom Made Mouthguards
We make custom fitted sports guards for all contact sports. Funky & tie dyed colors available.
In Ontario, OMHA (Ontario Minor Hockey Association) has a policy for mandatory safety measures and one requirement is that all hockey players wear a mouthguard to help prevent major injury.
A mouthguard may lessen the chance of serious injury. It helps to prevent the lower jaw jamming into the upper jaw. They may prevent lacerations and bruising of the lips, cheeks, and tongue, especially for those who wear orthodontic appliances. Mouthguards greatly decrease the risk of broken or knocked out teeth.
Custom vs. store bought – Custom made mouthguards are recommended for many different reasons.
- Made by a health care professional
- Custom design for best fit
- Trains muscles not to clench together (some store bought actually cause muscles to clench together due to soft material)
- Harder material is used in the custom made mouthguards and will last longer with proper care
- No irritations
- More comfortable and therefore kept on the teeth during sports
4 Easy steps to good mouthguard care.
- Rinse with water after every use.
- Wash daily (when you get home): use toothbrush and small amount of toothpaste, brushing lightly to remove any build-up that may remain on guard.
- Store mouthguard at room temperature, and once it is completely dry, place in a container until next practice.
- Suction – should have good suction when placed on teeth. If none, time to replace.
- Wear – Should you see any wear on your mouthguard from chewing and grinding, should be replaced.
- Tears – Should you see any tears on mouthguard from chewing, biting, picking, etc., should be replaced.
- If mouthguard become too tight or is causing pain, it may be time to replace it.
It is important to bring in your mouthguard to your dental visit to be inspected properly. If you are unsure, just bring it in and we can look at it for you.