SPORTSAFE AUSTRALIA CARE INSTRUCTIONS
In order to get the best from your custom made mouthguard we suggest the following:
- Your custom made mouthguard has been manufactured for the sole use of you.
- Only wash in lukewarm soapy water, after each use.
- Do not place custom made mouthguard in boiling water. They are not the ones you purchase from the chemist.
- Mouthguards should be worn at training to prevent injuries.
- When mouthguard is not in use, keep it in the hygienic mouthguard box supplied.
- Do not store the mouthguard box in direct sunlight and do not subject your mouthguard to extremities of temperature.
- Only an experienced member of our Sportsafe Australia team member should undertake any adjustments to your custom made mouthguard.
- If your dental anatomy undergoes major changes i.e., with crown or bridge, or major orthodontic treatment, then a new mouthguard will be required.
- Mouthguards should be checked regularly throughout the season for tears, distortion or bite-though. Frequency of replacement will depend on the use and quality of care.
- If your mouthguard absorbs a blow, it should be replaced immediately. Sportsafe Australia is not responsable if a severe blow has caused a tooth to be knocked out.
KNOCKED OUT OR BROKEN TEETH…..
If permanent teeth are knocked out, there is an excellent chance that they will survive if they are immediately placed back in the tooth socket and dental health advice is sought straight away. Every minute the tooth is out of the socket, the less chance it has of surviving.
I’ve knocked out my adult tooth – what should I do?
If the knocked out tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with milk without touching the root and follow the steps below.
Do not scrub.
- Stay calm and act quickly.
- Locate the tooth and hold it by the crown (smooth white part).
- If the root has dirt on it, gently rinse the tooth in milk or saline solution such as contact lens solution for a few seconds only – do not use water or scrub.
- If the person is conscious, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and replace it into its socket using light ressure.
- Hold the tooth in place by getting the person to gently bite on a handkerchief.
- Seek immediate advice or treatment from an oral health professional (see Emergency dental care).
If you can’t replace the tooth:
- Do not let it become dry and do not use tap water.
- Replacing knocked out toothPlace the tooth in milk or saliva (preferably the patient’s).
- Seal it in plastic wrap.
- Seek immediate advice or treatment from an oral health professional. (For public dental emergency care call: 1300 360 054 or go to our Emergency dental care page).
Knocked out baby tooth – what should you do?
Do not try to put it back. Contact an oral health professional. To find a community dental clinic near you, go to community dental clinics or CALL US AT: 1300 360 054
- It may fuse to the socket, which leads to difficulties when it is time for the tooth to be shed.
- It may damage the permanent tooth underneath the socket.
Broken or fractured tooth – What should you do?
Cracked or fractured teeth may or may not be painful. It is recommended that you see an oral health professional, as early recognition can improve the survival of the damaged tooth.
- If the tooth fragment is broken and is intact, store it in milk or saliva (preferably the patient’s).
- Seal it in plastic wrap.
- See an oral health professional as soon as possible.
You also receive a “FREE” Hygienic Mouthguard Box to store your custom made mouthguard & a colourful Sportsafe Australia Lanyard that clips onto the mouthguard box…