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We can help protect your teeth and gums from damage by fitting you with a mouth guard. Mouth guards secure your gums and teeth in place and can prevent dislocation of your jaw. They fit over your teeth and gum surface, usually over your teeth on the top, but we have mouth guards for your bottom teeth as well. These rubber-like covers cushion your teeth and gums in everyday life whether you grind your teeth, need dental protection or play sports.
Our team at Franklin Dental Centre offers a new option in athletic mouthwear that is scientifically proven to enhance your concentration while increasing strength and speed, perfect for the athlete in you that plays contact sports.
What is this mouthwear, you ask? The mouthwear we provide is UnderArmour™ Performance Mouthwear and includes a patented Bite Tech technology relieving the pressure of the joints connecting your jawbone to the skull (temporomandibular joints) while preventing clenching of your teeth.
We can also offer an Under Armour™ Performance Mouthpiece that provides you with protection in limited to no contact sports.
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Getting fit for an Under Armour™ mouth protection is quick and painless. We take an impression of your top and bottom teeth ensuring we get a bite impression as well. Your new mouth protection is usually ready for you within 10 days’ time.Have Questions? Let’s Chat | (866) 513-0847Request Appointment
Have some fun with your mouthwear. In addition, decals or yellow biteplates are available to give you a personalized look while still keeping that protection for your teeth and gums. Over the counter mouth guards can be purchased, but these have less comfort, fit and protection than a custom made mouth guard. If you do decide on the over the counter option, here are some choices for you.
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This type of mouth guard comes in small, medium and large. It is sized by age and made of a thermoplastic material. Extremely hot water softens the guard or you can bite into it to make an impression of your mouth shape. They are often bulkier than a custom-made mouth guard.
Ready-Made Mouth Guards:
The ready-made mouth guard is rubber or polyvinyl material held in place by clenching your teeth together. This type of mouth guard provides you with the least amount of protection, is loose and bulky.
Cleaning Your Mouth Guard
Rinse your mouth guard under cold water before and after you use it and clean it with antiseptic mouthwash, cleaning tablets or a toothbrush about once a month. Cleaning your mouthguard is critical so that you avoid catching an oral or throat infection from it. Make sure your mouth guard is stored in a perforated plastic container away from any heat since this can deform it. Only close your container when the guard is completely dry.
If you notice holes or tears in your mouthguard then it is time to replace it. Your guard will wear down over time through pressure from your teeth and cleaning. It is best to replace your mouthguard every 2-3 years.
We want to have the best good protection for your teeth and this is why we suggest using a professional custom fit mouth guard.
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Franklin Dental Centre (866) 513-0847
Open on Saturday and during the week nights, we can book you in for a dental appointment when most offices will be closed. Our friendly staff will provide you with a personalized dental experience, taking care of your tooth and gum needs. Our certified professionals will accommodate sedation requirements during your procedure to help get rid of those nerves. Get Directions
At Franklin Dental, there is no need to worry once your appointment is complete because we follow the 2019 Alberta Dental Fee Guide so your dental experience can be an affordable venture.
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Fort McMurray, AB
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Fort McMurray Family Dentists
Currently, we are taking on new patients and want you to be the next one. Call us to book your appointment with one of our dental personnel. When visiting Franklin Dental for the first time, you can expect a comprehensive oral exam and x-rays.
We will walk through our assessment of your teeth and gums, then discuss future treatments that are individually suited to you. You will leave Franklin Dental with a confident, proud smile.