The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children and adults should wear protective sports guards while playing contact sports. Research has shown that injuries to the mouth and teeth sustained from sports results in significant financial and medical costs; a 2005 report estimates the lifetime cost of replacing a lost front tooth could be as high as $20,000. Wearing a sports guard helps protect your teeth against these injuries and their consequences.
Dr. Martin Warren produces sports guards that are custom-fitted to your mouth to be comfortable and provide maximal protection against injury. The guard fits over your upper teeth and gums to protect them from direct impact, injuries from contact sports, and damage caused by clenching.
A night guard protects your teeth against damage caused by grinding or clenching your teeth while you are asleep. Dr. Warren provides custom-made night guards that fit over your jaws and prevent your teeth from moving. The guards are made to be comfortable so they won’t interrupt your sleep.
Night guards protect against chipping, cracking and other damage caused by grinding and they can also assist in alleviating the related jaw pain and headaches caused by grinding.
To learn more about sports and night guards, give our office a call today.