Sports Mouthguard Program for Families
Pictured below- our latest "Fangs" design mouthguard
We want to help protect teeth for life!!
To assist in the prevention of traumatic sports injuries to both teeth and the soft oral tissues we have decided to make it financially easier on parents with growing children to obtain sports mouthguards and replace when child grows or orthodontic treatment is complete. Teeth and jaw changes occur that often require a new sports mouthguard. Since most of the staff at Lifetime Smiles are parents we also sympathize with the "I can't find my mouthguard, I lost it"..scenario.
So what are we offering?
Pay for the first sport mouthguard at $150, for your child under the age of 18 and have one no charge sports mouthguard per year fabricated when and if required up until the child turns 18yrs old.
This sounds great - Is there a catch? Children in this program must come to 2 hygiene cleaning appointments a year at our clinic in Calgary, and give us notice when scheduled appointments need to be changed. Family financial account needs to stay in good standing. In other words, treat us fairly and we will treat you fairly!
What if I move away from Calgary, or miss 2 dental cleanings a year? There is no penalty, the program just ceases. Your child has at least the first sport mouthguard, and depending on when your family moves - maybe they have already enjoyed several years of additional no-cost sports mouthguards.
Do you make sports mouthguards for adults? Yes we do, and it is important for all those involved in contact sports to wear one.
The following is a great advice from the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association on how to care for your sports mouthguard
• Do use a properly constructed sports mouthguard fabricated by a dental hygienist.
• Do consider a coloured sports mouthguard as it may be easier to find than a clear one on a playing field.
• Do rinse your sports mouthguard with cold water or with a mouthwash before and after each use. To properly clean it, use toothpasteand a toothbrush or clean it in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
• Do store and transport your sports mouthguard in a firm, perforated container to prevent damage and permit air circulation.
• Do remove retainers and other removable dental appliances such as orthodontic retainers, removable bridges, or dentures(complete or partial) before inserting your sports mouthguard.
• Do replace your sports mouthguard every two to three years under normal use. Earlier replacement is recommended if it becomescracked, torn or split, or if the fit deteriorates, significant wear appears, or there is unsatisfactory retention. If your sports mouthguard absorbs a strong blow, it may need to be replaced immediately.
• Do bring your sports mouthguard to each dental hygiene visit to have it evaluated.
• Don’t chew on your sports mouthguard, use hot water to clean it, leave it in direct sunlight or alter the sportsmouthguard in any way.This will affect the fit and may damage it or decrease its effectiveness.
• Don’t share your sports mouthguard with others.
• Don’t close the sports mouthguard container until your freshly washed mouthguard is dry.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.