There’s a good reason why medical professionals recommend using a proper, well-fitting, and comfortable mouthguards for any activity that may involve falls or head contact.
Treatment for dental injuries due to sporting activities is generally long, complex, expensive, inconvenient, and painful. It may require multiple appointments. It may require invasive surgeries. It may not be possible to save the tooth. This risk can be greatly reduced with a well-fitting mouthguard to absorb and spread the impact away from the tooth.
As the old saying goes – prevention is better than cure. The cost of a well-fitting, expertly made, custom mouthguard will be far, far cheaper than the cost of an injury to your teeth or jaw.
The mass-produced, over-the-counter “boil and bite” style mouthguard often does more harm than good – not only in event of an accident, but can also interfere with breathing or speaking. They are not very good at absorbing or spreading out impact, are not very comfortable, and sometimes can cause gagging. For this reason, they are not recommended by the ADA and Standards Australia for use during physical activities.
A good mouthguard should be custom-moulded for your mouth for maximum impact protection, fit perfectly over tooth, and do not move about in your mouth so you can breathe and speak without any trouble.
Consult our prosthetists and do away with the bulky, unsightly, and ineffective mouthguard. Just like a good denture, a good mouthguard should be unnoticeable.
for young children up to the age of 12
- Field Hockey
- Judo / Wrestling
- Softball / Baseball
- Ice Hockey
- Rugby League
- Kick Boxing