Every year, thousands of adults and children are treated for dental injuries that could have been avoided or minimised by simply wearing a mouthguard. It is strongly recommended in any sport or activity where collision or contact is likely, and during both games and training. It is always best to play it safe and wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth.
Sports including Rugby Union and League, AFL, hockey and boxing are ‘no-brainers’ where collisions are a legitimate risk, however accidental collision that is responsible for thousands of adults and children’s dental trauma can be in a supposed ‘non-contact’ sports like- cricket, basketball, netball, touch football and soccer.
A custom-fitted mouthguard that has been designed by your dentist makes breathing and speaking a lot easier when wearing your mouthguard, and overall are lot more comfortable than their over the counter ‘boil-and-bite’ counterparts. These are the mouthguards you purchase from a chemist or sports store that offer less protection as they are ill-fitted and loose in the mouth, which can be dangerous during impact. We can design a uniquely fitted mouthguard and your dentist will advise you how to care for it properly.