We recommend that children wear mouthguards to protect their teeth when they are playing sport.
About one-third of traumatic injuries to teeth are sports-related according to the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Sports Medicine Association Australia suggests that 50% of children experience some form of dental injury such as breaking, chipping or losing teeth.
A custom fitted mouthguard can prevent these kind of injuries.
Initially, we take an impression of your teeth and then make a plaster model to ensure the perfect fit for you. Your mouthguard will fit snugly making it comfortable to wear and you’ll still be able to talk during the activity.
Customized mouthguards protect children’s teeth and add extra cushioning against an accidental blow to the face
Athletes of all ages may need to protect their teeth from injury. We can fit both children and adults with a comfortable, durable and fashionable mouthguard.
Fitting snuggly over your teeth, a mouthguard is a thick, spongy shield and usually worn during sports and other high risk activities to protect the teeth in case of impact.
The mouthguard needs to be at least 4mm thick so it provides a cushioning effect to protect against impact.
With a direct impact to the lower part of the face, the force can travel through the jaw, teeth and even the upper part of the skull. Injuries such as front teeth fractures and even concussions can happen. Impact to the lower jaw might cause the jaws to slam together and damage both upper and lower rows of teeth.
Mouthguards act as a buffer for these kinds of impact by absorbing the shock and reduce the force applied to your teeth, jaws or skull.
After use rinse the mouthguard in soap and warm water and allow it to air-dry. Occasionally rinse it with mouthwash to disinfect it. Store it in a vented plastic container in a cool.
Avoid leaving it in a hot car, as the heat can destroy the shape and make it unwearable.
As well as sports mouthguards, there are specialised mouthguards for jaw issues or teeth grinding problems.
There are customised special types of mouthguards to help treat snoring or sleep apnea as well.