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Mouthguards

We know many people love playing sports, but each year dentists see far too many injuries that could have been avoided or minimised by wearing a custom-made sports mouthguard. A blow to the mouth could crack, chip or dislodge a tooth, or in the worst-case may knock it out entirely. Other injuries may include a broken jaw, or a cut lip, or damage to your cheeks and tongue. Restorative dentistry can be costly, especially over a lifetime.

A well-fitting mouthguard can cushion your teeth against an unexpected impact, and it helps to protect your jaw joints and jaw from injury. It also protects your cheeks and lips and tongue and may lessen the effects of concussion.
The Australian Dental Association suggests wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports or any other activity where there is a possibility you could take a blow to the mouth. These include sports such as football and rugby, as well as boxing, martial arts and netball. Even horseriding and gymnastics carry the risk of sustaining a dental injury.

Why Choose a Custom Mouthguard?

When you choose a custom mouthguard, you are purchasing the best possible protection for your teeth and jaws. We will make your mouthguard to fit your mouth specifically, ensuring that you can breathe comfortably and that you can speak. It won’t easily fall out or become dislodged, but instead should be comfortable to wear.

Our mouthguards are fabricated from the highest quality materials and cushion teeth and jaws in critical areas. They are made from a hard-wearing thermoplastic material, and you can choose the colour and design of your mouthguard to create a unique look or opt for the colours of your favourite sports team. If you wish, you can choose to have a clear mouthguard. The materials we use are taste and odour free and are durable.

We make your mouthguard using a model of your mouth to ensure it fits precisely, so the entire process is quick and non-invasive. Once we have made the mouthguard, we will check its fit, and it is ready to use.

Caring for Your Mouthguard

Make sure that you clean your mouthguard thoroughly after each use, storing it in the container provided and away from any heat source that could distort it. Bring your mouthguard with you to regular examinations so that we can check it is still providing good protection.

With the proper care, your mouthguard should last quite a while before it needs replacing. We do need to replace children’s mouthguards more frequently because their teeth and jaws are still developing, ensuring their dental health remains protected.

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