Sports and Mouth Guards in Mill Woods, Southeast Edmonton
Dental injuries are the most common type or orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports. Victims of total tooth avulsions who do not have teeth properly preserved or replanted may face lifetime dental costs of $10,000 – $15,000 per tooth, hours in the dentist’s chair, and the possible development of other dental problems.
The most effective mouthguard should be resilient, tear-resistant and comfortable. It should have excellent retention, fit and sufficient thickness in critical areas. It must be durable and easy to clean, and not restrict your speech or breathing. Generally, a mouthguard covers only the upper teeth, but in some cases the dentist will recommend a mouthguard for the lower teeth as well. There are a few types of mouthguards; stock mouthguards, boil-and-bite mouthguards, and custom-fitted mouthguards made by a dentist. Although, a custom mouthguard is considered to be the most protective option since it fulfills all the criteria for adaptation, retention, comfort, and stability of material.