There are lots of sports where mouthguards are a necessity. Contact sports can be a lot of fun, but they can also be a big danger to your grin. No one wants a mouth full of broken and missing teeth nor do you want the pain to go with it! Whether you need one for yourself or your child, a mouthguard is a crucial bit of kit.

Why do I need a mouthguard?

Mouthguards are essential in a wide range of activities offering some serious protection against knocks and hits. They help absorb shock experienced by a blow to the face, which can prevent many problems, including chipped or broken teeth, internal tooth damage, soft tissue injury of the mouth and, in more severe situations, concussion or even a broken jaw. Whether you or a loved one participates in footy or boxing, or even cricket or soccer, a mouthguard can mean the difference between a lot of pain and money and a safe and healthy grin.

Why You Should Get a Custom-Fit?

Sports stores and pharmacies boast the cheapest mouthguards on the market but the price could be deceiving. What costs little now could cost you a lot later. If you want guaranteed protection that can minimise damage, a custom mouthguard is crucial. Pharmacy and sports store varieties typically offer a one-size-fits-all option that really doesn’t fit all. Bulky, ill-fitting and uncomfortable, generic sports mouthguards are not only more awkward to wear but can also offer less protection. Over the counter ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards, no matter what the label says, cannot be fully customised to fit your mouth. Improperly fitted mouthguards can dislodge during impact and cause further damage to teeth. A custom-fit means a mouthguard that is easy to wear (or get the kids to put on in the first place!) and which will last longer and provide a better defence during contact sports and activities that could cause injury to your mouth and jaw.

How Redcliffe Dental Can Help?

It’s an easy procedure where our dentist will first check your teeth to make sure there are no cavities or anything else that could affect the fit of the mouthguard. We will then take an impression of your mouth which is used to make your fully customised mouthguard. Yes—we can do different colours, just ask us! At your next appointment, our dentist will fit the mouthguard, making sure it sits firmly and doesn’t obstruct your breathing.

If you would like a custom-fit mouthguard for you or one of your children please contact us for an appointment.