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Sports Guards

Sports Guards2024-05-23T19:11:34+00:00

Custom-fitted sports guards for maximum protection.

Sports Guards

A large percentage of dental trauma occurs from sports activity, protect your smile with a custom fitted sport guard.

We love it when our patients stay active, but we are also saddened by the number of times we had to see patients with a tooth in their hands! To protect your smile from accidents, a sports guard should be worn while participating in both high-impact and non-contact sports. This would include football, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, boxing, wrestling, soccer, and martial arts. Non-contact sports like gymnastics, figure skating, skateboarding, rollerblading, and horseback riding can benefit from the protection of a sports guard as well.

A sports guard is a specialized appliance that fits over your teeth to create a protective impact barrier between the upper and lower jaw. They also protect the jawbone by cushioning blows to the face and thus redistributing forces from blows to the head and help reduce the severity of potential concussions.

It is crucial that when you search for a “sports guard near you,” it should be custom-fitted to ensure a precise fit for your teeth and oral structures. At Chinook Smiles we utilize the Primescan precision digital scanner to capture the most accurate impression of your mouth, to ensure an accurate, comfortable fit.

FAQs

I have a night guard, can I use it as a sports guard?2023-11-13T06:24:00+00:00

The short answer is No. While night guards and sports guard may look similar, they are actually very different appliances meant to serve different purposes. Night guards are usually much thinner compared to sports guard and made of less robust material, so it will not be able to sufficiently protect your teeth and jaw bone in high-impact sports.

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