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Sports mouthguards

Sports mouthguards

We provide custom made laminated mouthguards for all ages and sports, these are significantly more comfortable and easier to use than “boil and bite” mouthguards that can fit poorly and make breathing and talking difficult.

Sporting accidents are one of the most common causes of dental injury. Every year thousands of people, including children, are treated for dental injuries that could have been avoided or minimised by wearing a protective, custom-fitted mouthguard.

Why do you need a mouthguard?

Damaged or knocked out teeth, broken jaws and cut lips can be sustained when playing sport. Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard helps to absorb and spread the impact of a blow to your face, which might otherwise result in an injury to your mouth or jaw.

Dental injuries can result in time off school or work to recover, can be painful and disfiguring, and may involve lengthy and complex dental treatment. The cost of an injury to your teeth or jaw far exceeds the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard.

When should I wear a mouthguard?

Custom-fitted mouthguards should be worn whilst playing and training for any sport where there is a possibility of contact to the face. Many sporting accidents occur during training and mouthguards should be worn in all training sessions. These sports include all football codes, water polo, hockey, netball, baseball, basketball and even skateboarding and skiing. Just like having the correct shoes and sporting equipment, all people playing these sports should wear a custom-fitted mouthguard.

Custom fitted mouthguards significantly decrease the forces applied to teeth over the boil and bite mouthguards and the sue of laminated mouthguards gives even better protection. University testing shows the improvement in impact protection in the different types of mouthguards available.

The mouthguards can be customized in multiple colors and patterns and have names and contact numbers included in the guard.
We use and recommend “Playsafe” brand of laminated mouthguards for all sports. For more information on this product please see their website www.playsafemouthguards.com.au