Play Hard “Wear A Mouthguard”
Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated for dental injuries that could have been prevented or minimised by simply wearing a custom made professionally fitted sports mouthguard. The Australia Dental Association strongly recommends the use of a mouthguard in any contact sport or activity where a collision is likely during games and training. Often injuries in sports or activities that do occur are those we didn’t even consider to be a danger. Its always best to play it safe and wear a custom made professionally fitted sports mouthguard.
Who needs a Mouthguard?
Anyone who plays a sport or undertakes an activity where a collision or contact to the face is a legitimate risk should wear a mouthguard. Sports such as AFL Football – Rugby League – Rugby Union – Soccer – Basketball – Hockey – Ice Hockey – Netball – Kickboxing – Boxing – MMA – Karate – Taekwondo – Jiu Jitsu – Extreme Sports – Water Polo – Judo – Muay Thai – Wrestling and many more contact sports are no brainers because intentional collision and contact are part of the game.
Dental trauma from sporting injury can include damage to the tooth nerve, fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth, a broken jaw, damage to the tongue. cheeks and cut lips. Unfortunately, a single case of dental trauma can lead to a lifetime of dental treatment in order to maintain the strength and health of the damaged tooth/teeth. Repair work does not last forever, so damaged tooth with often become a lifelong problem. Prevention is always better than the cure, so play hard, wear a mouthguard.
Protecting your mouth
The Australian Dental Association recommends a custom made professionally fitted sports mouthguard for all who participate in contact sports with high risk of dental injury. A custom made professionally fitted sports mouthguard that has been designed by a dental professionally makes breathing and speaking a lot easier when wearing a mouthguard, and overall are a lot more comfortable than their ‘boil and bite’ and stock counterparts. These ‘boil and bite’ and stock mouthguards that you can purchase from a chemist or sports store, offer less protection as they are ill-fitted and loose in the mouth, which can be dangerous during impact.
The Custom made professionally fitted sports mouthguard
If you decide a custom made professionally fitted sports mouthguard it is the best option for you, your dental professional with take an impression and create a plaster model of you teeth. This model will be used to accurately assess your mouth and design a uniquely custom fitted mouthguard. Once your mouthguard is fitted your dental professional will advise you how to care for it properly.