Dental Injury and Sport, How to Gain the Most Out of Your Mouthguard
Did you know that most dental injuries occur while people are enjoying sporting and recreational activities? Those aged under 25 are more at risk. Unfortunately, a dental injury can be painful and expensive to treat and can harm the appearance of your smile. It can result in knocked out or chipped teeth, a broken jaw, and cut lips, gums and cheeks. You may need to take time off school or work to recover, and the lifelong costs of restorative dental treatment can add up quickly. We much prefer to help our patients prevent these kinds of injuries by supplying a well-fitting custom mouthguard.
The Advantages of a Custom Fitted Mouthguard
A custom-fitted mouthguard is made to fit your mouth exactly. Because the mouthguard fits over your teeth closely, it is comfortable to wear and offers the best level of shock absorption. It’s a far more cost-effective option than waiting until you have an expensive dental injury.
We can make your mouthguard from a strong tear-resistant material that has no taste or smell. The mouthguard is designed to make sure it doesn’t hinder your breathing and that it cannot fall out during use. Adult mouthguards should last for several years, while a child’s mouthguard needs replacing every 12 to 18 months to accommodate teeth and jaw development.