Did you know that your chance of sustaining a mouth injury while competing in a contact sport is 10% a season and 30-50% over your athletic career? The risk to your teeth is high but only about 7% of people wear mouth protection while playing sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, and karate. It is mandatory to wear a mouthguard while participating in sports like rugby and hockey.
Custom fitted mouthguards made by the team at mydentalhome can prevent costly and painful injuries to teeth as well as reduce the rate of concussion and jaw injuries. Off-the-rack, boil-and-bite models only provide low-level protection and can make speaking difficult. Custom-made mouthguards fitted in our studios are safer, more effective and more comfortable. Dr. Brown has noted while watching many sports games that athletes remove their mouthguard or chew on it, therefore the mouthguard is ineffective. This is often due to an uncomfortable fit. Dr. Brown has decided due to his commitment to the community and his love of sports that he would like to make a difference by offering mouthguards at a reduced fee.
Simply call 905-415-7700 to arrange an appointment during one of our mouthguard clinics. The team at mydentalhome will let you know the next available appointment time. Download the Mouthguard Information & Consent Form, print and have it completed including the appropriate signatures, and bring the completed form to the office at the time of the appointment. We begin scheduling appointments mid-June, so call early to avoid disappointment.
One of our qualified dental professionals at mydentalhome would be happy to take the necessary impression or mould of the teeth. The process only takes about 15 minutes. The mouthguard is then fabricated in our lab. We will email you once the mouthguard is ready to be picked up in approximately 2-3 weeks.
Custom fitted mouthguards are being offered at the reduced rate during our summer clinic days (July & August). Due to the discounted fee which is a savings of $100.00, we ask that payment be made in cash or cheque at the time the impression is taken.
This is a difficult question to answer simply because many mouthguards are worn by children who are of course growing. We suggest a new mouthguard every season just like you need to replace the skates, or the soccer boots etc. In some cases, due to rapid growth and year round participation, people have required a new mouthguard in six months. You or your child will know when the fit is not as accurate as it was when first made. Most of the replacements are made due to the mouthguard being lost. That is why we supply you with a protective case and encourage you to find a safe place in the sports bag for you to store it. We have many amusing stories of how mouthguards have been lost, including the family dog consuming it for breakfast!!
Since a mouthguard is in contact with saliva it is necessary to clean it by gently brushing it. Some people like to soak their mouthguard in mouthwash overnight. Store it in the rigid container provided. Keep it away from heat, including direct sunlight.
Please browse through our mouthguard log book to see how far and wide our mouthguards have traveled. They have ventured globally! Be sure to sign the mouthguard log book to share mouthguard destinations with the team at mydentalhome.
Please feel free to give our office a call if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you---don’t forget to get guarded---mouthguarded that is!! We are accepting new patients so please inform your friends, family and co-workers about the team at mydentalhome.