Do you, your kids or anyone you know play sports? Do they wear a mouthguard?
Mouthguards are such an important and simple preventative measure you can take to protect your teeth or your children’s.
WHY ARE MOUTHGUARDS IMPORTANT?
Mouthguards not only protect the teeth but also help to prevent jaw injuries such as fractures and minimise damage to the adjacent soft tissues such as the lips and cheeks.
WHY SHOULD I GET A CUSTOM MADE MOUTHGUARD?
It is very important to speak to a dentist about a custom fit mouthguard, as this will offer superior protection over the boil and bite type mouthguards available over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets.
Boil and bite type mouthguards offer inferior coverage and are often ill-fitting as they are difficult to mould. As a result, they tend to be uncomfortable to wear and can affect speech and breathing. Boil and bite type guards can be difficult to mould, as a result the extensions over the teeth are often poor so in the event of trauma they offer minimal protection from injury.
HOW ARE MOUTHGUARDS FABRICATED?
Mouthguards require that we take a mould of the teeth from this we make your custom mouthguard. The mouthguard can then be fabricated in various ways depending upon the sport played, and can be made as a dual thickness guard for more aggressive sports that have a higher risk of trauma such as hockey. We can even fabricate your mouthguard in various colours so you can get a mouthguard in your favourite colour, your football teams colours or even your sports team!
Call us for further information or to come in for a consultation to discuss the appropriate mouthguard for your individual situation.