Sports Oral Care

Mouth Guards & More

MOUTH GUARDS & DENTAL INJURY SERVICES IN OTTAWA

If you need a comfortable mouth guard for hockey, football or the sport of your choice, or desperately need emergency corrective work done after an injury, Preston Dental Centre has the team and equipment necessary. Contact us today for all your sports related dental needs.

CUSTOM FITTED MOUTH GUARDS & MORE

Whether you are a recreational hockey player or your child is involved in youth soccer, a professionally fitted and comfortable mouth guard makes it easier to breathe and can help reduce the risk of injury to your teeth and possible concussions. Contact us at Preston Dental Centre for a great fitting mouth guard.

If you or a family member has experienced a sports related injury to your jaw or mouth, Preston Dental Centre has the staff to help treat any issues that may arise. Whether it’s a chipped tooth or a more severe injury, seeing a dental professional can help speed your recovery to get you back in the game.

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PLAY SMART, MITIGATE RISK

Why is a sports mouth guard important? During sports (both contact and non-contact), there are many risks involved, putting your smile (or your child’s smile) in jeopardy.

A significant number of athletic injuries are dental-related. If you fall, your teeth can potentially chip, crack, split or knock together. A sports mouth guard can help protect your teeth and absorb shock from impact. These also prevent teeth grinding and clenching, both of which are known to cause irreversible damage to your teeth.

The best way to ensure that your teeth stay intact is by using a customized sports mouth guard. Talk to PDC to find out more about the benefits of a sports mouth guard and how we can get you on the field, rink or court in no time.

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SPORTS ORAL CARE FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What preventative measures can I take to protect my teeth healthy when I am playing sports?

There are several precautions you can take to protect your teeth when you are playing sports:

  • Mouth guards: wearing is an inexpensive way to prevent tooth injuries especially when playing person-to-person contact.
  • Helmets: wearing a helmet not only protects your head when playing sports but also can protect your jaw and teeth from heavy contact sports.

I chipped my tooth playing sports, what should I do?

if you have chipped your tooth playing sports your dentist may be able to use either a filling or bonding process to match your teeth. Fillings are generally used to fix teeth that have small chips in them. Bonding the tooth with resin is usually used for larger chips or chips in the front teeth.

Where can I get a mouthguard to protect my teeth?

Stock or pre-made mouth guards are available at many sports stores. These mouth guards do protect your teeth during sports but are usually less comfortable than custom mouth guards and provide limited protection.
Custom made mouthguards can be designed with an impression of your mouth taken by your dentist. These mouthguards are custom designed to match your teeth and are more comfortable to wear, more durable and provide a higher level of protection for your teeth.

Is it OK if I grind or clench my teeth when playing sports?

Teeth grinding and clenching can wear down the enamel on your teeth over time, cause cracks and even tooth loss. Teeth grinding and clenching can also cause headaches, facial pain and earaches. Wearing a mouth guard while playing sports can prevent teeth grinding and clenching and keep your teeth safe and healthy.