At Ocean Dental in Burnaby, we offer custom dental appliances to help protect your smile.
Contact the Ocean Dental team for more information on appliances.
A sports guard protects your child’s teeth from damage while playing sports. While generic sports guards are available at sports stores, these may not fit properly to your child’s teeth. Ocean Dental offers custom mouth guards, which are fitted exactly to your child’s mouth to provide optimal protection and comfort.
If you child does play sports, a fitted and custom-made sports guard can do more than simply protect teeth but also the mouth, neck, and jaw. In fact, sports guards can also help provide some protection for the head and against sports-related concussions. At Ocean Dental, we believe sports guards are necessary equipment for sports with risks of falls or contact with other players or equipment.
While generic mouth guards are available for purchase at most sports retail stores and/or pharmacies, they may not properly conform to your child’s teeth and may prove less effective and comfortable than a custom-made guard.
Bite guards may be recommended for patients who are experiencing headaches and a sore and stiff jaw, that may be caused by teeth grinding or clenching.
Creating custom fitted guards typically involves two dentist appointments. During the first appointment, digital imaging is employed before a mold is made to take an impression of you or your child’s teeth. The impressions are then sent to a lab and during the second appointment, the guard is fitted to ensure full coverage, a snug fit, and general comfort in wearing.