Every year millions of cases of dental and facial injuries occur as the result of sport-related trauma. While all sports have some risk of oral injury, it is especially prevalent in recreational activities that involve frequent body contact with other players or the ground and the possibility of being struck by other objects such as balls, bats, or sticks.
One way to significantly reduce the risk of damage to your teeth, cheeks, lips, tongue, face, or jaw due to a sports-related injury is to wear a mouthguard. A mouthguard is a removable appliance made of sturdy plastic that sits comfortably over your teeth. Typically, mouthguards are designed to cover just the top teeth but may also be fabricated to include the lower teeth depending on your particular situation. Individuals who wear braces or have some type of dental work may require a specific type of mouthguard that provides more coverage.
There are three types of sports mouthguards on the market: pre-formed and ready-to-wear stock mouthguards, boil and bite mouthguards, and custom mouthguards fabricated by your dentist. Our office will help you to select just the right sports mouthguard to protect your smile. While the first two choices offer some level of protection, the best and most comfortable mouthguards to safeguard your smile are the ones individually designed and customized by your dentist.
We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level.
You, our valued patients, can be assured that we will continue to practice the same high standard of dentistry with the continuity and expertise of our caring, well-trained, and compassionate staff as you have become accustomed. Our office will continue to provide the best care possible and accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Our staff will be there to help and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location.
Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget to brush and floss! We are always accepting new patients and we are so excited that you chose us!
Campus Dentist Team