WHAT ARE MOUTHGUARDS
It has been shown that custom-fit mouthguards are about 3 times more likely to prevent dental trauma compared to generic mouthguards bought from the chemist, and 5 times more likely to prevent dental trauma than no mouthguard at all!
Custom-fit mouthguards made by your dentist fit very well around your teeth, and allow you to talk and breath comfortably.
USES OF MOUTHGUARDS
- A mouthguard is often compulsory for contact sports, i.e. football, rugby, karate, but also highly recommended in non-contact sports where mouthguards are not always compulsory, such as basketball, soccer and hockey.
- It is important to realise that in order to prevent any unwanted emergency visits to your dentist or the hospital, it is best to wear custom-fit mouthguards during any sport where facial damage is a possibility.
- Additionally, it can sometimes be very difficult and expensive to fix the damage caused if a mouthguard is not used. Sometimes, root canal treatment, crowns and orthodontics are required if the damage has been severe, and this can amount to tens of thousands of dollars.
- Prevention is the key!
- Consult with your dentist about getting a custom-fit mouthguard before it’s too late.