Bayside Dentistry - Orillia

Sports Guards in Orillia

Sports guards don’t just protect your teeth. They also protect braces and fixed dental appliances (like bridges and dental implants) and protect the inside of your cheeks and lips from your braces in the event of an accident.
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All about sports guards

Sports guards don’t just protect your teeth. They also protect braces and fixed dental appliances (like bridges and dental implants) and protect the inside of your cheeks and lips from your braces in the event of an accident. A sports guard is a wise investment for anyone participating in activities and sports which involve falls, body contact or flying equipment. Any sports guard is better than no sports guard, but nothing beats a guard made by your dental team and personalized for your mouth and teeth.

So what are your options?

Stock Sports Guards

These come pre-formed and ready to wear and are available where sporting goods are sold. They often don’t fit very well, can feel bulky in your mouth and make breathing or talking difficult. Athletes often find themselves distracted by this appliance, and take it out or play with it while the game is on.

Boil & Bite Sports Guards

These come in a kit with instructions. You boil the blank guard in water and then bite into the plastic to form the guard to your teeth. These are also available where sporting goods are sold and offer a better fit than stock guards, but this method isn’t for everyone. If your boil & bite guard is uncomfortable, bulky or makes it difficult to breathe or talk, consider a custom guard.

Custom-Made Mouth Guards

Are you surprised this is our favourite? Well with good reason! There is no substitute for an individualized, custom-made mouthguard. A sports guard made by us will offer the best protection and be the most comfortable. And in the unlikely event that it’s not comfortable? We are right here to make the adjustments and you can hold us accountable.

The Cost Of A Custom Sports Guard In Orillia

The out-of-pocket cost for a custom sports guard can vary widely from patient to patient. Without insurance, a custom mouth guard costs between $150 to $350 and up.

 

So why does the cost of a custom mouthguard vary? There are two major factors:
    • The type of material your guard is made of.
    • Consideration for ongoing orthodontic treatment.

Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make a decision.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Though mouthguards and nightguards are both snuggly fitted to your teeth, they’re designed to perform different functions for your teeth and jaw. Sports guards are focused on protecting your mouth from impact, and night guards are focused on your bite and the position of your teeth and jaw.
These are all different names for the same thing: a device worn over your teeth that protects them from injury or reduces the severity of an injury.
Ideally, guards should be replaced after each sports season. Mouth guards can wear down over time, especially if the wearer has a habit of chewing or abusing their appliance. Teeth can also shift in adolescents which means their guard won’t quite fit as well. Many athletes who play several sports get a new sports guard made when they go for their routine 6-month checkup.
A custom-fit sports guard should feel comfortable in your mouth. It should be easy to breathe and talk. If you find yourself fidgeting with it or taking it out of your mouth during the big game, it might not be fitting right.
Any sport or activity where you might fall, come into contact with other players, or get hit by a ball or other equipment. Consider a sports guard if you or your child play football, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, field hockey, water polo, cricket, ringette, curling, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking, wrestling, boxing or any other contact or high-risk sport.
You are extra encouraged to wear a sports guard! Not only does it protect your teeth, but it also protects your braces and the inside of your lips and cheeks from your braces should you be struck in the face.

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cindy burnett
1 month ago
Highly recommend! I have lots of anxiety about going to the dentist. They made me feel comfortable, the staff is friendly and professional and I know I am in good hands. Corinne was my hygienist, she did an awesome job at cleaning my teeth and giving me educational tips and information.
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Natalie Sicilia
2 months ago
Despite my circumstances and anxiety about being there, I had 2 great ladies with me. Personable, always on point to ensure I wasn’t feeling pain and followed-up with a hygienist who was just as thoughtful before I left from my last visit. There is no doubt for me that I will be going back and will likely bring some family members into this great group of women who DO care and I’m grateful to have met a few so far, even got a check-up call this morning. Know any dentist office is not a favoured go to for so many, but I felt like I was in a fireside chat environment for the limited time I was in the waiting rooms and that was because I was early each time
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Dr. Mandal and the staff at Bayside are very caring and supportive. They are always friendly and greet clients by name. They are accommodating and very helpful with appointment reminders. We are extremely happy with the care from Dr. Mandal herself!! She is patient and is always willing to answer questions and explain procedures. She deals with concerns in an empathetic way and is able to put any of our fears to rest. Bayside is a very comfortable, family friendly place. Dr. Mandal and her staff make going to the dentist as comfortable an experience as possible. We couldn’t be happier!
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Brenda Moffatt
1 month ago
We couldn't be more pleased with the professional service received yesterday at Dr. Mandal's office. Assistant/hygienist Glenda, receptionist Krystal, and Dr. Mandal herself attended to us during our visit. Their compassionate care, their thoughtfulness and their full attention to our need was received. Thank you, ladies. Respectfully Brian and Brenda
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Anita Lariviere
6 months ago
Everyone is so friendly and make me feel so comfortable. Very knowledgeable. The new scanner system is remarkable and interesting to see my own teeth on screen and what can be done to better my smile.
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cindy burnett
1 month ago
Highly recommend! I have lots of anxiety about going to the dentist. They made me feel comfortable, the staff is friendly and professional and I know I am in good hands. Corinne was my hygienist, she did an awesome job at cleaning my teeth and giving me educational tips and information.
More
Natalie Sicilia
2 months ago
Despite my circumstances and anxiety about being there, I had 2 great ladies with me. Personable, always on point to ensure I wasn’t feeling pain and followed-up with a hygienist who was just as thoughtful before I left from my last visit. There is no doubt for me that I will be going back and will likely bring some family members into this great group of women who DO care and I’m grateful to have met a few so far, even got a check-up call this morning. Know any dentist office is not a favoured go to for so many, but I felt like I was in a fireside chat environment for the limited time I was in the waiting rooms and that was because I was early each time
More
Dr. Mandal and the staff at Bayside are very caring and supportive. They are always friendly and greet clients by name. They are accommodating and very helpful with appointment reminders. We are extremely happy with the care from Dr. Mandal herself!! She is patient and is always willing to answer questions and explain procedures. She deals with concerns in an empathetic way and is able to put any of our fears to rest. Bayside is a very comfortable, family friendly place. Dr. Mandal and her staff make going to the dentist as comfortable an experience as possible. We couldn’t be happier!
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Brenda Moffatt
1 month ago
We couldn't be more pleased with the professional service received yesterday at Dr. Mandal's office. Assistant/hygienist Glenda, receptionist Krystal, and Dr. Mandal herself attended to us during our visit. Their compassionate care, their thoughtfulness and their full attention to our need was received. Thank you, ladies. Respectfully Brian and Brenda
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Anita Lariviere
6 months ago
Everyone is so friendly and make me feel so comfortable. Very knowledgeable. The new scanner system is remarkable and interesting to see my own teeth on screen and what can be done to better my smile.
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