Athletic Mouthwear in Kanata Stittsville

n sporting activities there is a great need to protect your smile. Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury to teeth, lips, cheek and tongue, should wear a mouth protector. This includes a wide range of sports like football, hockey, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, and volleyball.

A properly fitted mouth protector will stay in place while you are wearing it, making it easy for you to talk and breathe.

There are three types of mouth protectors:

1.   Stock
Stock mouth protectors are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. Unfortunately, they often don’t fit very well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.

2.    Boil and bite
Boil and bite mouth protectors can be purchased at many sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They should be softened in water, then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth.  It is extremely important to follow the manufacturer's directions in order not to end up with a poor-fitting mouth protector.

3.    Custom-fitted
Custom-fitted mouth protectors are made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized they can offer a better fit than anything you can buy off the shelf.  They are also designed to suit the needs of the individual athlete, with various thickness indicated for different sports.


Athletes: Looking for Protection and Performance? UnderArmour™ Has a New Option

Whether golf is your passion, hockey is your hobby, or football is your sport of choice, UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear can help protect your mouth while improving your performance. How? Scientifically created, UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear keeps you from being able to clench your jaw or teeth while you’re practicing or in the middle of a game—which keeps your body from releasing hormones that can slow you down and undermine your performance. 

Powered by Bite Tech Technology

All of UnderArmour’s Performance Mouthwear—mouthguards and mouthpieces—are built on Bite Tech technology. This patented technology works by alleviating the pressure on the temporomandibular joint, preventing you from clenching your jaw. Because you can’t clench your teeth together, your brain doesn’t send the signal to your body to release hormones associated with stress. The end result?  You get to perform to your full potential.

Hundreds of professional athletes count on UnderArmour’s Performance Mouthwear to help protect their teeth and help them perform to their potential.  And the Mouthwear is also recommended by trainers and coaches, as well as dentists! In fact, the performance-enhancing qualities of Performance Mouthwear have been discussed in peer-reviewed journals; you can read the reports about the science behind the Bite Tech technology here.

Male and Female Athletes of Any Sport Can Benefit from Mouthguards and Mouthpieces

Which Performance Mouthwear is right for you?  The answer depends on your sport of choice. If you want protection and performance enhancement for no- or low-contact sports like tennis, weightlifting, or baseball, the UnderArmour Performance Mouthpiece will give you the perfect amount of protection and performance enhancement without unnecessary bulk. For sports like football, hockey, rugby, or similar activities, UnderArmour’s Performance Mouthguard will offer you the most protection available, while simultaneously enhancing your performance.    

Male and female athletes from ages 8 and up can likely benefit from UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear. However, if you’re currently wearing braces, have missing or unrepaired teeth, or have suffered from joint pain in the past, it may not be the best option for you.  Talk to [Dentist name] if you have any concerns about whether UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear is right for you.

Fitting Your Performance Mouthwear

Getting a customized Performance Mouthguard or Performance Mouthpiece is both quick and easy, and can be done in conjunction with another planned visit to the dentist. We’ll make impressions of your teeth (top and bottom) and will also take a bite impression to ensure an optimal fit. After getting your impressions finished, we’ll call you when your Performance Mouthwear is ready for you to pick up—usually around 10 days from when it was ordered. 

Customization and Care

Have a favorite sports team, or want to honor your own team? UnderArmour’s Performance Mouthwear can be customized with decals and/or colored bitepads. And UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear is as tough as you are—for most folks, one mouthguard or mouthpiece will last an entire season, assuming you don’t chew on it or have some sort of drastic changes to your teeth or jaw in the interim. 

Cleaning UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear is easy and can be done with the same products you use to clean your teeth. Ask your hygienist or Terry Fox Dental for additional information about the best way to keep your Performance Mouthwear clean.