Working in the dental field for over 20 years, first as a dental assistant and for the past 13 years a dental hygienist. I was self-initiated 2 years ago which means I am qualified to work independently, taking dental impressions to make custom mouth guards, without the supervision of a dentist.
Since graduating in 2001 from Erie College with an associate degree in science in dental hygiene, I have been a member of the CDHA, the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association, and the CDHO, the Canadian Dental Hygienists of Ontario.
In addition, I am a firm believer in protecting your most valuable asset which, in my biased opinion, is your smile; so by making custom-made mouth guards, I can be a part of making sports like hockey, basketball and field hockey safer.
Professional and amateur athletes use Pro-form mouthguards alike because they provide the highest level of protection, retention, comfort and fit without hindering speech, breathing and most of all athletic performance. The custom-fit mouthguard goes above and beyond typical boil-and-bite mouthguards because of its superior fit and retention. In addition, Pro-form mouthguards are thin and comfortable enough while still maintaining shape and protection long after other mouthguards have worn out.
These custom-made athletic mouthguards are proven to reduce the incidence of tooth breakage by properly distributing the stress of a hard impact to the entire length of the tooth. A double layer of laminated sheet vinyl and a lingual plate imbedded behind the incisors gives the piece long-lasting durability. The mouthguard maintains its form because of the heat and pressure laminating process. The tensile strength is excellent due to the two layers of laminate while the density is maintained during the pressure laminated process for controlled, uniformed shape. Overall, the risk of injuries is lessened by about 90% when wearing a custom-made mouthguard.
Used at all levels of competition, Pro-from has proved itself as a top performer on the field when athletes need it the most.
The following is a list of direct benefits of wearing a custom Pro-form mouthguard:
Allows athletes to breathe during competition and enhances performance.
Prevents tongue, lips and cheeks from lacerations from sharp ends of the upper teeth.
Lessens risk of damage to the back of the teeth following a blow delivered to the underside of the lower jaw. Without a mouthguard, such impacts can cause cusp fractures and complete root fractions.
Lessens the risk of concussions following an impact around the mouth. This is due to the prevention of full posterior translation of the condyles to the base of the skull.
Lessens the risk of jaw fractures by absorbing the energy of a traumatic blow.
Improves confidence of players so the athletes can concentrate more on the efforts and execution of their sport.
Can be used for multiple sports.
With proper care, the mouthguard can be used for more than a year.
Extremely beneficial for athletes who are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Myriad color options to meet the needs and wants of patients.
Our field hockey club had a very positive experience with ProTec Mouthguards. Not only do the kids think the mouth guards are cool, the service was exceptional. Michelle's friendly manner and huge smile can make getting a mould of your mouth fun for the kids. The turn around time for the mouth guards was fast and dependable. We are looking forward to having ProTec Mouth guards return to our club in the spring.
Kitchener-Waterloo Olympic Hockey