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Sports Guards in NE, Calgary

Sports are wonderful activities for children and young adults – they teach teamwork, patience, and dedication. However, sports do not come without their risks. The most common injury involving the face is dental injury. At Crescent Heights, we work to prevent these frequent injuries by fashioning custom mouthguards for children to wear as they play sports.

Why is a Custom Sports Guard Worth it?

Getting a custom-made mouthguard is much less expensive than dealing with a fractured or damaged tooth. Fractured tooth repair can easily run several thousand dollars while mouthguards will not run anywhere near that much. According to the American Dental Association, mouthguards protect young sports players from as many as 200,000 dental injuries each year.

While custom guards will be more costly than generic guards that you can buy at sporting goods stores, the custom guards will protect more thoroughly. Generic guards are much more likely to slip out of place and not do their job. If you are going to take the time to invest in a mouthguard, it is best to feel reassured that it will do its job when the time comes.

Many contact sports require participating children to use a mouthguard. Since you will likely have to get a mouthguard anyway, you should get one that is specifically made for your child. In-store guards are meant to fit many different types of mouths. However, no two mouths are the same, so you run the risk of the guard fitting improperly if you choose this provider. More information about different mouth guards can be found on this dental site.

Concussion Prevention

Many people don’t realize that sports guards can do more than just protect one’s teeth; they can also reduce the risk of concussion. Using a sports guard creates space between the player’s jaw and their skull so that if they do experience a blow, the jaw is unable to crash into the skull. The device also works to absorb shockwaves so that they do not impact the brain and cause damage.

Teeth Grinding

While sleeping is not exactly a sport, some people unknowingly cause wear and tear on their teeth during this time. Grinding teeth during sleep is an involuntary activity common for many. While it is sometimes linked to stress or sleeping disorders, the causes of the practice are complex. Usually, the root of the problem is partially related to the misalignment of the patient’s bite.

Getting a custom mouthguard is the best way to ensure that this bad habit does not negatively impact the health and strength of your teeth.

Customization

At Crescent Heights, we will work with you to discuss all your mouthguard needs before taking the time to fit you with the perfect appliance. We may even be able to add your team’s colors to show your spirit.

Get a Custom Mouth Guard Today

Don’t let a fun day out at the ballpark turn into a dental nightmare. Be prepared with a custom-fitted mouthguard from Crescent Heights Dental.

Crescent Heights Dental Clinic
#113, 831 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB T2E 3J8

Phone:
403-276-3660
Email:
info@crescentdental.ca

Hours of Operation:
Mon: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thurs: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK ! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!

OUR NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:

  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Sincerely,
Your Dental Team