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Why Athletes Should Consider Custom Sports Guards in Calgary AB

Why Athletes Should Consider Custom Sports Guards in Calgary AB Area

Sports guards offer a variety of benefits. If you are involved in sports, it is important to explore how custom sports guards can protect your teeth. At Lake Chaparral Dental Care, you can talk with Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma about investing in a better guard than what you might buy randomly at any sports store.

What Sports Pose a Threat to Your Teeth?

Some sports are more high impact than others. If there is a ball or puck headed for your face, it can result in breaking a tooth or having a tooth completely knocked out. Some of the sports that players can benefit from a Calgary custom sports mouthguard include:

  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Lacrosse

While you can buy a basic mouthguard at a store, it is not a custom fit for your mouth. If it is too tight, it can injure your gums. If it is too loose, it won’t provide sufficient protection to the soft tissue.

Why is a Custom Sports Guard Worth the Investment?

When you can have a thermoplastic custom sports guard created for you (or your children), it allows for better functionality. It makes it possible to breathe, drink, and speak. Additionally, you can wear it with orthodontic appliances like braces.

Besides, at Lake Chaparral Dental Care, it is possible to continue to get custom sports guards made as your children’s mouths grow. Over time, they will outgrow the guards. With the Sports Guards for Life program, new guards will be made – and you will only pay a fraction of the standard costs.

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Playing sports always leaves the potential for injuries open. Research has shown that a properly fitting sports guard can protect the teeth and soft tissue of the mouth and reduce the risk for a concussion.

The guards can absorb the impact – and that is what is needed when you are out on the field or the court.

Learn more about the advantages of a custom sports guard by scheduling your appointment today. Call (403) 768-2271 to get you or your child fitted for a sports guard that offers the kind of protection you can depend on.

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Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

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