Athletic Mouthwear

At Safavi Dental Clinic in Pickering, we understand that protecting your oral health goes beyond the toothbrush and the dentist’s chair. Your teeth may be exposed to damage through impacts and strain when doing sports and other athletic activities.

Athletic mouthwear is designed to assist in protecting you if you sustain sudden impacts while doing sports or other activities -- whether accidental or intentional. Mouthguards are designed to reduce the strain from clenching your teeth during training or competition, ideally reducing the stress or distraction from the activity. The persistent stress of clenching poses the risk of causing strain to the surrounding muscles, with the risk of causing issues to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

While patients may be able to find suitable mouthwear through third-party services or from sporting goods stores, these are generally not customized to the individual specifications of the patient’s mouth.

However, just like with your teeth, you will want to ensure that you keep your athletic mouthwear clean to ensure that your level of protection does not expose your teeth and gums to further bacteria. Your Pickering dentists can provide you with steps to keep your mouth guard clean and reduce the chances of bacteria buildup. 

Athletic mouthwear is a preventative measure, not restorative. It is best to take precautions early to avoid further damage later in life. It is important to note that athletic mouthwear is a protective measure, but will not prevent you against all kinds of damage.

At Safavi Dental Clinic in Pickering, our team will be more than happy to discuss the process of protecting your mouth during sports. If you are interested in more information, or to come visit our office you can contact us today or request an appointment online. Our office is located downtown Pickering and are open late on Mondays to provide you with a convenient option to address your oral health.

Last Updated On 2019-10-15