How sports mouth guards protect your smile

Protecting your pearly whites is important, especially if you’ve invested a lot in orthodontics

It pays to use a mouth guard when playing sports.

It pays to use a mouth guard when playing sports.

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Protecting your pearly whites is important, especially if you’ve invested a lot in orthodontics or other dental treatments. That’s why it pays to use a mouth guard when playing sports.

Dental hygienists see first-hand the impact of injuries to the teeth, gums, and jaws, and so recommend custom-fitted mouth guards as a cost-effective investment in protection.

While the average cost of a custom-fitted sports mouth guard can be as low as $50, the estimated cost to treat a lost front tooth over a lifetime can range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Dental hygienists can custom-fit a sports mouth guard for you during a regular visit.

If you play hockey, soccer, football, rugby, martial arts, lacrosse, boxing, basketball, baseball, or if you enjoy BMX, skateboarding, skiing or snowboarding, find out if your sports organization requires mandatory mouth guard protection.

If it doesn’t, ask why.

Find more information at www.dentalhygienecanada.ca.