Multiple Locations Across Ottawa
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Joseph Lima, DD, R.D.T., T.D., Adam Lima DD, B.Sc. and Michael Lima DD

Sports Mouth Guard

A mouth guard (also known as a mouth protector, mouth piece or gum shield) is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouth guard is used in sports where deliberate or accidental impacts to the face and jaw may cause harm. Such impacts may occur in many sports including: baseball, boxing, mixed martial arts, rugby, wrestling, football, lacrosse, basketball, figure skating, hockey, field hockey, water polo, skiing, and snowboarding. A mouth guard may also prevent or reduce harm levels of concussion in the event of an injury to the jaw.


In many sports, the rules of the sport make their use compulsory, or local health laws demand them. Schools also often have rules requiring their use.


A custom fit mouth guard is the appliance of choice for these activities and can be fabricated within a few hours in our clinic. Drug store or other take home self-molded types are not recommended. The mouth guards made in Lima Denture and Implant Solutions Clinic are made only of the finest quality materials.


For confidence and security in your smile, contact our denture clinic to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.