Sports Mouthguards

Sports Mouthguards

Engaging in sports and physical activities is an excellent way to stay healthy and active. However, it’s important to protect your teeth, especially during contact sports. Sport mouthguards help to safeguard your teeth, gums, and jaw from potential injuries.

There are 2 types of mouthguards, the old-fashioned boil and bite” mouthguards, and custom mouthguards made by your dentist.

Custom mouthguard

One common complaint with generic mouthguards is their bulky and uncomfortable design, which can hinder breathing and communication during gameplay. Custom sports mouthguards are tailor-made to fit the unique contours of your mouth perfectly. Dentists take precise impressions of your teeth, ensuring that the mouthguard provides the most comfortable and secure fit. This personalized fit not only enhances comfort during wear but also maximizes protection against impact and trauma, reducing the risk of dental injuries. With a comfortable mouthguard, you can focus on your game and give your best performance without worrying about dental injuries.

Over the counter Mouthguards

Some over-the-counter mouthguards may have an uneven thickness due to the heating process required to mould them to your teeth, this can result in inadequate cushioning to protect your teeth and gums. Custom mouthguards are made to a certain thickness to act as a barrier, absorbing and distributing the force of impact, thereby minimising the risk of broken teeth, fractured jaws, and soft tissue damage.

A new mouthguard is recommended every year for children as they are growing due to changes in their jaw and teeth.

To book in for you or your child’s new mouthguard contact Sandgate Family Dental on 07 3269 6253 or book an appointment online today.

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