What are Mouthguards?

Mouthguards are an essential piece of dental equipment in contact sports. Athletes that carry a significant risk of injury should wear a mouthguard. They are for all ages and for any contact sports.

They avoid any injuries to the lips, soft mouth tissues, and tongue. As well as protect yourself from chipping or breaking your teeth.

A mouthguard is a flexible piece of plastic that fits into the mouth. It is effective in moving soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth. Preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks.

Mouth protectors which cover the upper teeth minimise the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth. By cushioning a blow to the face. If you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw, a mouth protector is available for these teeth as well.

Benefits of a custom-fitted mouthguard

Mouthguards are available in most sports stores. These are inexpensive, pre-formed, and ready to wear – but this type does not offer the best level of protection, are ill-fitting and uncomfortable, therefore unsuitable for sleeping with.

A custom mouthguard provides the highest level of comfort and protection.

  1. 1Your dentist forms a mould of your teeth
  2. This mould is sent to a lab
  3. A thin layer of ethylene vinyl acetate is heated over the mould and hardened
  4. Your mould fits perfectly over your teeth to make talking and breathing easy.

A custom-made mouthguard offers the optimal protection of an individual’s mouth. Providing better protection than anything you can buy off the shelf.

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