Why do you need a mouthguard?
Sport injuries are common. A high proportion of dental trauma occurs while playing sport.
Common injuries to the mouth include:
- Chipping Teeth
- Fracturing Teeth
- Knocked Out Teeth
- Bruising of the lips and cheeks
Why custom-fitted mouthguard?
“Professionally made mouthguards offer better protection and support than over-the counter mouthguards”.
For a mouthguard to be highly effective, it must be custom-made to help prevent injury.
Many children and adults experience dental injuries that potentially could have been avoided had they been wearing a professionally fitted, customised mouthguard.
Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard will help minimise the effects of sporting accidents, as it absorbs and spreads the impact on your teeth
A custom fitted mouthguard cushions the teeth and gums, thereby reducing the risk of teeth being damaged or knocked out completely.
Mouthguards for growing children will need to be reviewed more often, as baby teeth fall out and adult teeth come through the mouthguard.
A mouth injury while playing sport can be very uncomfortable, and can result in very expensive dental treatment.
A custom made mouthguard will protect your teeth and your wallet. To find out more about custom fitted mouthguards, talk to Dr Henry at Red Hill Dental.