A Sports Mouthguard is a removable appliance worn over the upper teeth. It is made of a specialised plastic that absorbs forces to the mouth, teeth and jaw in the event of a traumatic impact during sport. A mouthguard will prevent or reduce the injuries caused by such impacts.
There is no doubt that over-the-counter mouthguards are very cheap and this can seem like an attractive option for many families, especially when kids can grow out of mouthguards almost as quickly as they grow out of shoes! However, a mouthguard that has not been custom fitted does not provide enough protection against injury.
Many over-the-counter options are uncomfortable to wear: they interfere with speech, make breathing difficult, move around or fall out or are rough against sensitive parts of the mouth and gums.
Some players will take an ill-fitting mouthguard out or even not bother to put it in at all because they are so uncomfortable.
Many families take great care to ensure their sport players wear shoes, uniforms and other protective wear that are fitted correctly. A sports mouthguard should be no different.
We make custom-fitted mouthguards for sports players of all ages and all levels of competition. We offer a range of colours: many players like their mouthguard to match their team uniform. Our dentists believe that a well-fitting mouthguard is as important to a player as well-fitting sports shoes.
We know that the cost and trauma of dental injury can be immense. Impact to an unprotected mouth can result in broken or knocked out teeth, cut lips, broken jaws or even concussion. Many of these injuries are very painful, some can be disfiguring. Treatment can take weeks or months and the costs involved far exceed the cost of a custom-made sports mouthguard.
If you are looking for a dentist to make custom-fitted mouthguards in City, contact DADS CLINIC