*** IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE ***   TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Dear Community,

 

We know that we are not the only Canadians affected by this health care crisis. We applaud all those health care workers who are on the front lines of this pandemic and we send our love and comfort to all those who are directly affected by the virus.

 

In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak and the recommendations made by Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Premier of Ontario Doug Ford, our office will be closed until further notice as the province has declared a state of emergency to contain the spread.

 

Our patient’s health is extremely important to us and we want to make every effort to reduce the risk of possible infection. We have made all necessary attempts to contact anyone with an appointment during this closure and we do apologize to all our patients for the inconvenience.

 

This virus is now considered to be a transmitted through community contact. Please follow these guidelines to reduce your risk:

 

- Leave 6ft between each other

- Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds each time

- Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth

- Report to a public health facility if you have a fever, cough or sore throat

 

For more information, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html for further updates.

 

Please stay safe during this time and take every precautionary measure to avoid infection and transmission of this disease.

 

Thank you,

Dr. Witzu and staff

 

 

 

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Prevent Nighttime Teeth Grinding & Protect Your Teeth During Sports

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Custom Night Guards

Night guards are removable dental appliances that are carefully moulded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth. These are used to protect teeth and fillings, manage jaw dysfunction, and stabilize the bite or create space prior to restoration procedures.


Do I Need a Night Guard?

You may not be aware of it, but the way your upper and lower teeth meet each other changes over time, especially once bone loss around your teeth sets in. Most patients clench or grind their teeth subconsciously, either during the day while they are concentrating on a task or at night while they sleep. When the teeth wear down, they may shift, causing an unstable bite that is traumatic to ligaments holding teeth within the jawbone.


A bite that is not properly balanced can significantly speed up the rate of bone loss around your teeth, it may also precipitate cracking of the teeth or restorations, shifting of the teeth, or infection, ultimately leading to premature tooth loss.


Night guards can make a world of difference for patients who clench and grind. They can also alleviate pain and prevent destruction of a healthy dentition.


What's Involved in Getting a Night Guard?

The fabrication of your night guard will consist of two short appointments. The first appointment will consist of us taking impressions of your teeth so we can create moulds to send to the dental lab where your night guard will be fabricated. The second appointment will be the delivery of the night guard. At this appointment, we check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.


Mouthguards for Hockey & Other Sports

Mouthguards, also known as sports guards or athletic mouth protectors, are crucial pieces of equipment for any child participating in potentially injurious recreational or sporting activities, such as hockey, basketball, baseball and football. Fitting snugly over the upper teeth, mouthguards protect the entire oral region from traumatic injury, preserving both the aesthetics and health of the smile.


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), in particular, advocates for the use of dental mouthguards during any sporting or recreational activity.


How can Mouthguards Protect Me?

The majority of sporting organizations now require participants to routinely wear mouthguards. Though mouthguards are primarily designed to protect the teeth, they can also vastly reduce the degree of force transmitted from a trauma impact point (jaw) to the central nervous system (base of the brain). In this way, mouthguards help minimize the risk of traumatic brain injury. Mouthguards also reduce the prevalence or severity of the following injuries:

  • Concussions
  • Gum and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Jawbone Fractures
  • Lip, Cheek and Tongue Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Tooth Fractures

We offer professionally fitted, custom sports guards, night guards, as well as sleep and snoring appliances. We are proud to offer Pro-Form dental appliances.


Request a Consultation

To discuss your night guard or sports mouthguard options, call Chelmsford Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment.

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Chelmsford Family Dentistry
3183 Errington Avenue, Suite 4
Chelmsford, Ontario

(Facing Highway 144 at Charette Ave., beside Subway®)

Phone: 705-855-3200
Fax: 705-855-3204

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Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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