Are you or your children playing sport?
Sport injuries are common. A high proportion of dental injuries occur while playing sports. These include chipping and fracturing teeth, as well as laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks.
The Australian Dental Association recommends only professionally made mouthguards be used. This means the mouthguard must be custom-made for each person. A professional sports mouthguard that is tailor-made can help by preventing the lower jaw being forced into the upper jaw. The guard is also effective in protecting the upper front teeth and soft tissues from direct trauma.
Why a custom-fitted mouthguard?
Custom-fitted mouthguards are constructed directly from the mould of your teeth. The main advantage of a custom-fitted mouthguard is that it allows the dentist to accurately assess your mouth and provide the optimum dimensions, coverage and thickness of the mouthguard for you. The dentist will also ask for any other previous mouth injuries and assess the type of mouthguard appropriate for your sport. These mouthguards are comfortable, allow you to talk easily, and do not restrict breathing.
Dr Henry is available at Red Hill Dental in Paddington 6 Days a week Monday to Saturday with evening appointments available on Wednesday. Make an appointment by calling (07) 3368 3555 drop into the clinic at 251 Given Tce, Paddington Brisbane or book an appointment online here.