Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards in Mississauga
A sports mouth guard is a dental appliance used to lower the risk of oral injuries during physical activities, including contact sports. Without a mouth guard, injuries that could occur include chipped or broken teeth, damage to the tooth's root, broken crowns, fractured jaws, and concussion. For this reason, every athlete should be fitted with a mouth guard. We at Harborn Dental understand its importance and offer you custom-fitted mouth guards in Mississauga.
There are many options available such as stock mouth guards or the boil-and-bite variety of mouth guards, which can be purchased at your local sports store. However, the safest and most effective option are the custom-fitted mouth guards in Mississauga made by our dental professional at Harborn Dental. Our professional makes an impression of your teeth and uses it as a mould to create the custom-fitted mouth guard. It allows the mouth guard to cover all the teeth and stay firmly in place, offering maximum protection against injury.
Rinse it regularly with water before and after each use.
Store it in a perforated container.
Keep it away from extreme temperature extremes.
Get it checked regularly by your dentist.
Dental SealantsMany of us run the risk of getting tooth decay even if we floss and brush religiously every day and have deep grooves in our teeth that are beyond the reach of the bristles of a toothbrush. These places are more prone to decay as food and plaque can’t be cleared out. Dental sealants come as a miracle solution in such cases. They are used to fill these grooves to make it easier for the toothbrush to do its job properly. Our dentists regularly check your teeth to ensure that the sealants are intact and re-apply the sealants as and when necessary. The re-application ensures that the tooth is protected against decay. Sealants also help save your money on extensive restoration treatments by protecting your teeth from decay and infection for several years. The process of applying sealants takes only a couple of minutes per tooth. The dentist uses a unique solution that is applied to the enamel surface to help the sealant bond to the teeth. The teeth are then rinsed and dried. This sealant is filled in the grooves on the chewing surface to protect the teeth from decay.
Sedation DentistryVisiting a dentist can be a frightening experience for a lot of people. Dental anxiety is real, and we understand that. Harborn Dental ensures that all our patients are comfortable at our clinic. We understand your health history before preparing you for sedation. We offer sedation dentistry to help you with anxiety. It dramatically helps in easing the tense muscles so that you feel relaxed during the procedure. If you’re interested in a sedation procedure, you first need to consult with us before the treatment. Patients who have been sedated need to have someone to escort them home. The sedation modalities available at Harborn Dental include oral sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
Fluoride TreatmentIf you don’t visit a dentist regularly or have a dry mouth, you might need a fluoride treatment. It is a preventive measure to protect your teeth from decay and infection. It is a naturally occurring mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and is present in several things that we use or consume every day, such as toothpaste. The treatment takes only a few minutes. It is advisable to avoid eating or drinking for an hour or so after the treatment. Fluoride treatments are harmless but should only be performed by professionals as too much fluoride can damage your teeth, such as staining and pitting of teeth.