Sporting accidents are one of the most common causes of dental injury. Every year thousands of people, including young children, are treated for dental injuries that could have been prevented or at least minimised by wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard.
It doesn’t matter what type of sport you are playing, you should always wear a protective mouth guard, even during training sessions.
With the upcoming football and netball seasons fastly approaching, now is the time to get your mouth guard. All it takes is one simple appointment where a mould is taken of your upper teeth. This mould is then sent to a specialist laboratory where a custom fitted mouth guard is made in a colour of your choice.
If you already have a mouth guard, we recommend that you have it assessed every 12 months by your dentist to ensure that it has optimal fit and protection.
Mouth guards should be stored in a rigid container and kept away from heat. Ensure your mouth guard is rinsed after each use and stored correctly to improve its longevity.
So why spend the money on a custom fitted mouth guard when you can get one cheaper over the counter at a chemist you may be asking. Over-the-counter mouthguards provide inadequate protection against dental injuries, and the potentially significant costs associated with dental injuries means investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard is worthwhile.
For more information please visit the website below or to make an appointment call Clare Dental on 08 8842 29999