MOUTHGUARDS

Each year, thousands of people are treated for dental injuries, which could have been prevented or the severity minimised, by wearing a protective mouthguard. It is therefore important to understand how best to protect teeth against injury. Parents who have children participating in sport (or do so themselves), this is a must read:

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Mouthguard Appointment

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Why Wear A Mouthguard?

Mouthguards help to absorb the shock from a collision or impact to the face. The protection of a mouthguard can reduce or even completely stop damage to the teeth caused by impacts. Trauma can include chipped, broken or lost teeth, nerve damage and/or soft tissue injuries.

Tips About Mouthguards

    • Mouthguards should be worn at training and during game play in sports that carry the risk of contact to the face
    • Check your mouthguard every 12 months for optimum fit to ensure best protection. Younger children who are still losing baby teeth may need to have their mouthguard reviewed more regularly.
    • As per the Australian Dental Association recommendations, mouthguards should be custom-made and professionally fitted for maximum protection. A custom fit is NOT provided by mouthguards that can be purchased from pharmacies, sports stores or for ‘home fitting’. Dangers of wearing non-custom made mouthguards can include: Inaccuracy of fitting leading to inadequate protection or even the dangerous outcome of obstruction of breathing.
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Our South Melbourne Clinic can custom-make your Mouthguard, so you can worry less about your teeth and focus on ‘bringing your A-game’ to the playing field!

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