Custom Mouth Guards at Vancouver’s Arbutus North Dental Centre Protect your Teeth During Activity and Give you a Good Night’s Sleep
Athletes of all ages and skill levels should consider a mouth guard to protect their teeth from injury, and to prevent their teeth from grinding during activity. And it’s not just sports where mouth guards can help; mouth guards can also help prevent snoring and alleviate jaw pain.
Different Kinds of Mouth Guards
Basically, there are three kinds of mouth guards: stock, boil & bite, and custom- fitted.
Stock mouth guards are the kinds that you find in sporting goods stores. They’re “ready to use” and offer minimal (if any) adjustment. While these mouth guards may seem like a convenient and inexpensive solution, we along with most other dentists advise against their use. They fit poorly (even if they “seem” snug), they’re bulky, and worst of all, the can make wearers feel “protected” when they really aren’t!
Boil and bite mouth guards are made of thermoplastic material, and are available in many sporting good stores. The mouth guard is placed in hot water to make it soft and flexible, and then positioned in the mouth in order to create a more customized fit. Again, like stock mouth guards, we don’t recommend these as it doesn’t give a truly precise, customized fit – which means that there is added, unnecessary risk of dental injury.
Custom-fitted mouth guards are designed by dentists like us, and are designed to perfectly fit your mouth and teeth. We begin by taking an impression of your mouth, and then mould over the model with a special, comfortable material. The end result is a perfectly-fitting, extremely comfortable mouth guard that will help you reduce injury and avoid teeth grinding as you enjoy any activity.
Arbutus North is now happy to provide Under Armour mouthguards. We take impressions of your teeth and can provide a mouthguard that is custom fitted to you. We offer 2 variations to suit your needs:
1. UnderArmour Performance Mouthpiece
Unlock power you never knew was there. For those of you who are looking to get the athletic advantage. Powered by ArmourBite Technology it enhances performance. Backed by some of the biggest names in sports. For more information watch the informational video below.
2. UnderArmour Performance Mouthguard
The UA Performance Mouthguard offers superior protection in addition to its performance benefits and should be used in contact sports such as football, hockey and soccer. Mouthguards can be customized to display your team colors or logo.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Needs
Whether you’re looking for a mouth guard for your school-age son or daughter, or need something for yourself or your spouse, contact us to discuss the mouth guard options available, and see if a custom-made device is the right solution for you.