Brampton Dentist Honors April as Facial Protection Month!

Your Brampton dentist can help protect your children from athletic injuries. There’s a noticeable difference in children that regularly participate in athletic activities. Boys and girls that take part in sports seem to be more confident, value the sense of competition and achievement, and build character through hard work and dedication. On the flipside, there’s always higher chances for injury if they aren’t protected properly. How prevalent are sports related injuries? The American Dental Assistants Association found that about 5 million teeth are lost due to sports-related injuries. 25% of those teeth being the top front teeth. Your Brampton dentist hopes to reduce the risk of tooth loss in our active children by presenting the importance of wearing custom athletic mouthguards this month. April is the perfect time since it’s Facial Protection Month!



Why are custom athletic mouthguards important?

Contemplating purchasing a mouthguard for your son or daughter is already a step in the right direction for your child’s dental health, but it is important to weigh out the best options. Yes, it’s easier just buy a “one size fits all” mouthguard from your local sports store, but the customization of a mouthguard from Torbram Dental has many advantages. Our doctors use their expertise in preventive dentistry to make each guard highly-personalized. We’re able to adjust the thickness of each guard depending on your child’s grinding and clenching habits. No two athletic guards from our office are the same, unlike over-the-counter mouthguards. Some of the benefits of custom mouthguards from Torbram Dental include:

  • Create a buffer between the soft tissues of the lips, cheeks, and teeth.
  • Provide psychological benefits to athletes—allowing them to be more confident and aggressive while playing sports.
  • Prevent tooth fractures or dislocations by redistributing the forces of impact.
  • Provide positive reinforcement in preventing neck injuries.
  • Supports jaws with increased support and stability.

Which sports need custom athletic mouthguards?

Although some sports aren’t all about dominating your opponent with physical size and strength, there are physical battles that happen consistently throughout each game. Playing sports put players at risk for damaging or losing their teeth. Customized mouthguards from Torbram Dental can help protect athletes from accidental injuries. One of our four expert dentists can provide you a specially crafted mouthguard that fits your unique smile for maximum comfort, allowing all athletes to perform their absolute best on or off the court/field. The American Dental Association (ADA) and Academy of Sports Dentistry (ASD) recommend extra mouth protection for these sports:

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Martial Arts
  • Ice Hockey
  • Boxing
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Softball/Baseball
  • Water Polo

How can my child get their custom athletic mouthguard?

During a dental visit, our doctors will have the chance to evaluate your son or daughter’s mouth thoroughly. We can take the impressions for the mouthguard there and explain how to use it correctly to protect your mouth. We can also explain the cleaning habits that will keep your mouthguard strong throughout the athletic seasons. Call today to schedule an appointment. Facial Protection Month is the perfect time to start taking initiative for you and your child’s dental health with excellent preventive care!


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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
Daniela is a total Foodie and loves to cook and enjoys all types of cuisines. She loves Florida, Cruises, organizing things, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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