EastView Dental - Barrie

Sports Guards in Barrie

Sports guards don’t just protect your teeth. They also protect braces and fixed dental appliances (like bridges and dental implants) and protect the inside of your cheeks and lips from your braces in the event of an accident.
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All about sports guards

Sports guards don’t just protect your teeth. They also protect braces and fixed dental appliances (like bridges and dental implants) and protect the inside of your cheeks and lips from your braces in the event of an accident. A sports guard is a wise investment for anyone participating in activities and sports which involve falls, body contact or flying equipment. Any sports guard is better than no sports guard, but nothing beats a guard made by your dental team and personalized for your mouth and teeth.

So what are your options?

Stock Sports Guards

These come pre-formed and ready to wear and are available where sporting goods are sold. They often don’t fit very well, can feel bulky in your mouth and make breathing or talking difficult. Athletes often find themselves distracted by this appliance, and take it out or play with it while the game is on.

Boil & Bite Sports Guards

These come in a kit with instructions. You boil the blank guard in water and then bite into the plastic to form the guard to your teeth. These are also available where sporting goods are sold and offer a better fit than stock guards, but this method isn’t for everyone. If your boil & bite guard is uncomfortable, bulky or makes it difficult to breathe or talk, consider a custom guard.

Custom-Made Mouth Guards

Are you surprised this is our favourite? Well with good reason! There is no substitute for an individualized, custom-made mouthguard. A sports guard made by us will offer the best protection and be the most comfortable. And in the unlikely event that it’s not comfortable? We are right here to make the adjustments and you can hold us accountable.

The cost of a custom sports guard in Barrie

The out-of-pocket cost for a custom sports guard can vary widely from patient to patient. With a typical insurance plan, a mouth guard usually averages out to about $100 to $300+. Without insurance, a custom mouth guard costs between $150 to $350 and up.

    So why does the cost of a custom mouthguard vary? There are two major factors:
  • The type of material your guard is made of.
  • Consideration for ongoing orthodontic treatment.
    • Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make a decision.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Though mouthguards and nightguards are both snuggly fitted to your teeth, they’re designed to perform different functions for your teeth and jaw. Sports guards are focused on protecting your mouth from impact, and night guards are focused on your bite and the position of your teeth and jaw.
These are all different names for the same thing: a device worn over your teeth that protects them from injury or reduces the severity of an injury.
Ideally, guards should be replaced after each sports season. Mouth guards can wear down over time, especially if the wearer has a habit of chewing or abusing their appliance. Teeth can also shift in adolescents which means their guard won’t quite fit as well. Many athletes who play several sports get a new sports guard made when they go for their routine 6-month checkup.
A custom-fit sports guard should feel comfortable in your mouth. It should be easy to breathe and talk. If you find yourself fidgeting with it or taking it out of your mouth during the big game, it might not be fitting right.
Any sport or activity where you might fall, come into contact with other players, or get hit by a ball or other equipment. Consider a sports guard if you or your child play football, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, field hockey, water polo, cricket, ringette, curling, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking, wrestling, boxing or any other contact or high-risk sport.
You are extra encouraged to wear a sports guard! Not only does it protect your teeth, but it also protects your braces and the inside of your lips and cheeks from your braces should you be struck in the face.

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Spence Walton
3 weeks ago
Heather is great! Cleaned my teeth up real nice both times I went. All of the staff there are equally as great. You leave the place knowing they took care of you. Thank you Eastview.
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Eastview Dental is exceptional in every aspect. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The dental hygienists are thorough yet gentle, providing excellent care and helpful advice. The dentists and orthodontists are highly skilled and personable, ensuring all your concerns are addressed and treatments are clearly explained. Overall, Eastview Dental creates a comforting and professional environment that I highly recommend.
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pranitha py
1 month ago
I'm writing this after multiple visits to Eastview Dental Clinic. It marked my first encounter with a dental facility, and I was deeply impressed by their outstanding service and attentive patient care. The doctors, staff, and front desk team exhibit exceptional professionalism and patience, guaranteeing each visit is gratifying. I extend special thanks to Dr. C (Just amazing) for skillfully handling my filling, to Sally, my reliable go-to for regular cleanings, whose patience and friendliness are unmatched, and to Diana, who alleviated my pre-filling nerves by patiently addressing all my questions.
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Christina P
1 month ago
Walking in, I was greeted by two lovely ladies who were so pleasant & kind. Very welcoming environment. My fiancé had a different Dentist & Hygienist at his visit & he raved about his experience & how comfortable they made him feel which definitely eased my anxiety of going to a new place & feeling judged. My Dental Hygienist Heather was so informative & down to earth. She truly knows her stuff, gets to the point, & of course did a phenomenal job on my cleaning. She made me feel comfortable! The best experience I’ve had. They went through my X-rays which was honestly great, because I got an understanding of everything she was trying to convey about my cleaning which has never been done before in my past experiences. I didn’t feel judged at all which is always nice given that going to the Dentist can be intimidating. She’s hands down amazing at what she does. Mr. C was great too, dropped some knowledge & thoroughly communicated with myself & Heather about my oral health. It didn’t feel rushed, yet at the same time they got to the job done efficiently, given the time frame and expense. Great experience over all. We’ll definitely be back.
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Bryson Family
2 months ago
From the first visit to our last this dental practice exceeds expectations.Front staff are friendly,welcoming,polite,and extremely professional. My Wife and I have had both Dr Kauldhar and Dr C work perform filling work/repair as well as a most recent root canal finished yesterday by Dr. C. with absolutely ZERO PAIN!!! These dentists are super honest and extremely gifted with their hands. Thank you so much EVERYONE at this practice.We will only visit your office for all our dental needs. Anyone with anxiety about dental work needs to book a consultation/exam and experience for themselves what we have.Cheers :-)
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Spence Walton
3 weeks ago
Heather is great! Cleaned my teeth up real nice both times I went. All of the staff there are equally as great. You leave the place knowing they took care of you. Thank you Eastview.
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Eastview Dental is exceptional in every aspect. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The dental hygienists are thorough yet gentle, providing excellent care and helpful advice. The dentists and orthodontists are highly skilled and personable, ensuring all your concerns are addressed and treatments are clearly explained. Overall, Eastview Dental creates a comforting and professional environment that I highly recommend.
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pranitha py
1 month ago
I'm writing this after multiple visits to Eastview Dental Clinic. It marked my first encounter with a dental facility, and I was deeply impressed by their outstanding service and attentive patient care. The doctors, staff, and front desk team exhibit exceptional professionalism and patience, guaranteeing each visit is gratifying. I extend special thanks to Dr. C (Just amazing) for skillfully handling my filling, to Sally, my reliable go-to for regular cleanings, whose patience and friendliness are unmatched, and to Diana, who alleviated my pre-filling nerves by patiently addressing all my questions.
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Christina P
1 month ago
Walking in, I was greeted by two lovely ladies who were so pleasant & kind. Very welcoming environment. My fiancé had a different Dentist & Hygienist at his visit & he raved about his experience & how comfortable they made him feel which definitely eased my anxiety of going to a new place & feeling judged. My Dental Hygienist Heather was so informative & down to earth. She truly knows her stuff, gets to the point, & of course did a phenomenal job on my cleaning. She made me feel comfortable! The best experience I’ve had. They went through my X-rays which was honestly great, because I got an understanding of everything she was trying to convey about my cleaning which has never been done before in my past experiences. I didn’t feel judged at all which is always nice given that going to the Dentist can be intimidating. She’s hands down amazing at what she does. Mr. C was great too, dropped some knowledge & thoroughly communicated with myself & Heather about my oral health. It didn’t feel rushed, yet at the same time they got to the job done efficiently, given the time frame and expense. Great experience over all. We’ll definitely be back.
More
Bryson Family
2 months ago
From the first visit to our last this dental practice exceeds expectations.Front staff are friendly,welcoming,polite,and extremely professional. My Wife and I have had both Dr Kauldhar and Dr C work perform filling work/repair as well as a most recent root canal finished yesterday by Dr. C. with absolutely ZERO PAIN!!! These dentists are super honest and extremely gifted with their hands. Thank you so much EVERYONE at this practice.We will only visit your office for all our dental needs. Anyone with anxiety about dental work needs to book a consultation/exam and experience for themselves what we have.Cheers :-)
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