Protecting your teeth when playing contact sports is absolutely essential.
Protecting your teeth when playing contact sports is essential. A well-fitted, customised mouthguard can protect your teeth and jaw by spreading the impact from contact and reducing the risk of damage to your teeth. Mouthguards are also used in treating other problems including teeth grinding and snoring.
Unlike ‘off the shelf’ mouthguards, custom mouthguards won’t slip or fall out of your mouth as they’re moulded to your exact shape. They can have up to two layers of vinyl material, fitting snugly around your teeth no matter how crowded they are.
They are a more expensive option however, the cost of a mouthguard fitted by a dentist is much less than the possible costs of emergency dental work from a sports accident.
Because they’re only in one size, store-bought mouthguards are usually bulkier which can make it harder to breathe and cause muscle soreness from grinding. Although they are generally cheaper and are instantly available, they are rarely a perfect fit and can dislodge easily not offering the best protection from severe impact on your teeth and jaws.
Make an appointment and our team can fit you with a custom mouthguard quickly and affordably.