Each year we see many dental injuries that have occurred during sports and which could have been prevented by wearing a well-fitting mouthguard. Mouthguards are recommended for all contact sports both during training and sporting competitions, as well as for some non-contact sports such as gymnastics and horse-riding, or skateboarding. If there is a risk you could take a blow to the mouth while playing your favourite sports, then it is well worth finding out about a mouthguard. Dental injuries can be upsetting and can lead to a lifetime of dental bills to restore or even replace teeth. A custom-made mouthguard is a far better and far more economical solution.
Over–the-Counter or Custom-Made
There are two types of mouthguard: the first is the over-the-counter mouthguard which provides little or no protection for your teeth and mouth. It can be difficult to get an over-the-counter mouthguard to fit properly and as a result it can be displaced during play and may hinder your breathing; this type of mouthguard is not recommended. The second type of mouthguard is the custom fitted mouthguard which is made from a plastic material called Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA). EVA is strong and tough and can be easily moulded to fit precisely over your teeth and gums. This type of mouthguard provides the best protection, fit and comfort for all levels of sport.
Enjoy Maximum Protection for Your Teeth and Jaws
Mouthguards are the most effective protective pieces of equipment to help prevent injury to the mouth – protecting the teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. A mouthguard can also cushion blows to the mouth or jaw, preventing damage to the jaw, neck or brain. When we make our mouthguards, they are thickened in critical areas so you will receive the maximum amount of protection while enjoying sports. Our mouthguards are taste and odour-free and come in a large range of colours so you can customise your look on the sports field.
Making Your Custom-Fitted Mouthguard
Our dentist can create a mouthguard that will perfectly fit your mouth, teeth and gums, providing the ultimate protection. The procedure is very simple; our dentist will take moulds of your upper and lower teeth. These moulds will be sent to the dental laboratory where our technician will fabricate your custom-made mouthguard. We can check its fit at your next appointment and you will be ready to wear it.
Your sports mouthguard will need replacing over time. Just bring it along to your check-ups and our dentist will inspect it for wear and tear.