A mouthguard is one of the most important things used in sports to prevent injuries. In Canada, many people think mouthguards used in heavier contact sports like football, hockey, rugby and lacrosse. However, protection is important in low-contact sports such as tennis, baseball, soccer, basketball, cycling or rollerblading. Whether you need to protect natural dentition or your recent cosmetic or restorative work, this preventive service help you smile beautifully.
At Canmore Smiles, we use mouthguards from Sports-Flex® which are available in array of colours. They are custom crafted using heat and pressure and help to reduce forces that may cause cerebral haemorrhage, neck injuries, concussions, and jaw fractures. There are various types of mouthguards from Sports-Flex®, including:
Sports-Flex® "Regular" is used for participating in moderate contact activities such as soccer, baseball, softball, rollerblading, soccer, racquetball or squash, mountain biking, and skateboarding.
They constructed using two layers of injection-molded vinyl.
They are constructed using three layers of injection-molded vinyl and has hardened centre layer for added protection. This mouthguard offers protection for rugby, martial arts, ice and street hockey, football, lacrosse, ringette, and other high-contact sports.
This mouthguards is perfect for a wide variety of athletic activity and contact levels. They are constructed from bonded sheets of injection-bolded, cross-woven vinyl for extra strength and resistance to distortion.
Should You Replace Your Amalgam Fillings?
Metal was once the most commonly used dental material used to fill cavities and repair damage. However, amalgam fillings are less popular than they used to be for a variety of reasons. If you currently have fillings that contain amalgam, you may have been told you should have them removed and replaced with newer composites. The reality is, there are several important factors to consider before deciding which material to use.
How Oral Surgery is Used to Benefit Your Long-Term Oral Health
Ideal oral health involves making sure that teeth are not only healthy but that the surrounding structures in and around the mouth function correctly. Maxillofacial Surgery, more commonly known as oral surgery, focuses on treating many diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, and hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Oral surgery is essential for addressing both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the areas listed above.
Understanding the Causes of Sleep Apnea
For some, snoring is merely an inconvenient late-night distraction. What many don’t realize, however, is that snoring may be an indication of a deeper health issue – sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts while a person sleeps. This condition can often go undiscovered for some time, but specific symptoms can indicate you may need to undergo a sleep study.