Mouthguards – East York • Toronto, Ontario
Protect Your Smile with Mouthguards
Did you know brushing, flossing, and routine services from your dentist aren’t the only protection your smile needs? If you play sports or you have a habit of grinding your teeth, you’re at risk of causing irreversible damage to your teeth. Thankfully, you can protect your smile with custom-made mouthguards in East York. At Donlands Family Dentistry, we can protect your teeth from unexpected injuries or the pressure from grinding with a flexible, durable mouthguard.
3 Reasons to Choose Donlands Family Dentistry
- Personalized solutions.
- Focus on prevention.
- Services for patients of all ages.
Benefits of Custom Mouthguards
There are a variety of mouthguards that can be purchased over the counter. Although they may seem like a convenient solution, they aren’t custom-fit. Not only can this cause discomfort, but it can compromise the level of protection you receive. Instead of trying to save a few bucks, it’s best to visit our office for one that’s specifically designed for your mouth. Overall, you’ll enjoy:
- Enhanced comfort.
- Custom fit.
- Flexible material.
An athletic mouthguard is an essential piece of equipment if you play sports because you need to protect your teeth. About 5 million teeth are knocked out every year during sports activities. In addition, as much as 39% of all dental injuries are sports-related.
A mouthguard in invaluable to protecting your smile if there is trauma or injury to your face or mouth. Not only can it protect your teeth, gums, and jaw, but new research shows an athletic mouthguard can also decrease your risk of concussion.
Our office can provide the high-quality mouthguard you need when participating in a variety of sports, such as:
- Martial Arts
Besides sports, you may need a mouthguard if you suffer from bruxism. The condition causes you to grind and clench your teeth subconsciously. As much as 8% of adults have a habit of grinding their teeth at night. Since it often happens when you’re sleeping, this can make it difficult to tell there’s a problem until your teeth start showing signs of friction.
Over time, the pressure from grinding your teeth can cause enamel erosion. Besides a heightened risk of cavities, you may also experience tooth sensitivity. Your teeth may weaken to the point they break or fracture. In some cases, your teeth can become loose and fall out.
Unfortunately, the complications don’t stop there. The pressure from grinding can cause strain on your temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to your skull on either side of your face. This can lead to several painful symptoms as it causes a TMJ disorder.
A nightguard acts as a protective barrier between the top and bottom teeth. This not only saves your teeth from damage, but it also reduces the pressure on your jaw to alleviate your TMJ symptoms.
Protect Your Teeth Today!
Whether you play sports, or you have a bad habit of clenching your teeth, you can give your smile an added layer of protection with a custom-made mouthguard. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.