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Protecteur buccal | Chtdl

Mouth guard

What could be better than a custom-made mouth guard to protect your teeth!

Every year in Quebec, there are just over 200  000 serious accidents affecting the mouth and teeth. Additionally, 20  % of traumas with injuries occur in a sports environment. Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent a large number of serious accidents affecting the mouth and teeth,  thus preventing you from having serious injuries. It reduces the risk of concussion, decreases the risk of fracture of the jaw and teeth in addition to reducing the severity of injuries to the mucous membranes of the mouth. Certain accidents occurring during physical activity can cause lesions and pain requiring dental care. Mouth guards are recommended when practicing contact sports such as; hockey, football, soccer, handball, cross country, martial arts and boxing. Certain non-contact sports and some leisure activities are also likely to pose a risk of mouth injury and would benefit from wearing a mouth guard, such as skiing, in-line skating, skateboarding and cycling.

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Protecteur buccal | Chtdl

Although you can find pre-shaped and ready-to-wear mouth guards on the market, it is better to invest in a better quality mouth guard that is tailor-made for you. Your dentist can, with the impression of your teeth, make you a mouth guard that will better protect you during an impact.  Protecting your teeth should be your top priority. Wearing a mouth guard can save you from expensive and unnecessary dental care. Here, at the Centre de Haute Technologie Dentaire Lachenaie, in addition to providing high quality dental care, we have the health and protection of your teeth as a mission of great importance. This is why we strongly suggest that you wear a custom-made mouth guard and all done in our clinic! We are also proud to donate an amount of 5  $ for each protector sold, at the  Martin Matte Foundation to help and support Quebecers who are victims of head trauma.

We can also design mouth guards for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, we have acquired expertise in this area. We can predict how much space the teeth will need.  Accidents during physical activities can damage housings, wires and other fixed devices. You will therefore have a custom-made mouth guard and  suitable for spindles.

A good mouth guard designed specifically for you clears the airways, which helps and  improves athletic ability and performance.

The athlete has a better bite, breathes better and is less out of breath. They are also more comfortable and retention is optimized. You won't be able to do without it!

Protecteur buccal | Chtdl

You are still hesitating to buy a custom-made mouth guard! Remember that your teeth and mouth are very important and studies show that more than half of oral injuries in athletes have occurred to players who were not wearing a mouth guard. Some also suffer a concussion during the practice of their sport. Over-the-counter mouthguards in stores do not provide the same protection as a custom-made mouthguard. When it is not custom made for your teeth and jaw, it can be unstable and move during an impact and thus cancel the protection it should provide you. They are also uncomfortable, deform easily, which can affect the athlete's concentration.


You will need two appointments to get your custom-made mouth guard. At your first visit, the hygienist will take an impression of your teeth with alginate. In just a few days your mouth guard is ready. At your second appointment, we will try on your mouth guard and we can make adjustments if necessary.

You will have the  choice of several colors to customize your protector to your liking. You can also add your team logo or the number of your jersey, for a small extra charge.

It is a good idea to renew your mouth guard every year. It is certain that when the child is in mixed dentition, the protector may need to be redone more frequently. Depending on the eruption of new teeth, the protector may not fit properly and cause injury. However, we have excellent know-how in this area and can adapt your protector by trying to predict the eruption of teeth so that it is more durable. Where the advantage of doing it to measure.

In terms of maintenance, it is important to rinse your mouth guard with lukewarm water after each use and put it back in its case. This prevents a film from settling on top. You can also, if necessary, use a polident tablet for freshness. The application of toothpaste is not recommended, as it is too abrasive and could damage your mouth guard. It is also important to keep it in place when it is in the mouth and avoid chewing it.

Take  meet now or  contact us for more information. Our dedicated team will be able to answer your questions about your coverage and dental care. Investing in a quality, custom-made mouth guard is a guarantee of protection and is an essential asset during your sports activities.

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