MOUTH GUARDS: Protect teeth & help to prevent concussions!

By Carol Waldman November 18, 2011

Hockey, school sports, skiing, skating, basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer, rugby, whatever activity you or your kids are enjoying, you can help keep smiles safe by wearing custom fitted mouth guards. Health Canada, the Canadian Dental Association and the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine recommend that anyone participating in a sport with a high risk of contact with other players or hard surfaces wear a mouth guard.A properly fitted mouth guard can cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth.Pressure-laminated mouth guards can play a role in preventing concussions. When the upper and lower teeth slam together, the force of the impact is transmitted to the brain which can cause a concussion. A custom fitted mouth guard provides a resilient, protective surface which can help distribute and disperse the impact reducing the chance of concussion. Mouth guards are affordable, comfortable to wear, can be worn over braces and can be customized to color coordinate with your favorite logo. So go on, play hard, play safe, play smart.