A sports mouthguard is a soft protective device covering the teeth that acts as a shock absorber during sport activities. Mouthguards instantly reduce injuries to the teeth, lips, jaw, cheeks and the mouth.
Playing sport is a great way to stay fit, improve coordination and socialise with others. Every year, many people – young, old, big and small – see the dentist because of tooth injury from sports activities.
Damage to the mouth can range from minor to severe. The most common are tooth injuries, such as fractures, chipping and damage to the nerve of the teeth, but also cuts to the lips and cheeks. Such injuries are often very painful and expensive to treat. Many injuries can easily be prevented by using a customised mouthguard. This is why we recommend sports participants get a mouthguard fitted, as an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
High injury-risk sports are:
- martial arts
- trail bike riding
We recommend a custom-made mouthguard issued by the dentist. They are comfortable to wear, easy to speak with and don’t obstruct breathing.
What to expect when getting a mouthguard?
The dentist will take a mould of your mouth and make the mouthguard. Once made (allow 2 weeks), our staff will show you how to use and properly clean and care for your new mouthguard. Mouthguards will show signs of wear and tear over time and will need replacing.
Where to next?
We welcome you to browse our website further, or contact us directly to learn more about how we can assist you with your sports mouthguards requirements.