Custom Sports Mouthguards
Why Custom Sports Mouthguards are Important
An active and healthy lifestyle is a positive way to enhance your life. However, sports such as rugby union, rugby league, AFL, boxing, martial arts, hockey, netball, basketball, soccer and cricket (all contact and team sports) carry an increased risk of dental injury. Cycling, skateboarding and riding a scooter are also common causes of dental injury in under 25s.
Common sporting dental injuries include broken, chipped or knocked out teeth, cut lips and gums.
A custom-fitted sports mouthguard absorbs and spreads the impact of any damaging blows from your favourite sport and can protect you from these injuries.
Custom-fitted sports mouthguards are designed to be comfortable, stay firmly in place and don’t restrict your breathing.
What Happens During A Mouthguard Fitting?
Custom mouthguards need two appointments.
At the first appointment, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth, and then your mouthguard is fabricated in the lab. You can choose the colour of your mouthguard, with team colours a popular choice.
At your second appointment, the dentist will fit your new mouthguard to ensure a high-quality fit. You will also learn about care and maintenance of your new mouthguard.
Tips to Maintain and Use Your Custom Mouthguard
Wear your mouthguard when training and not just during competition.
Rinse your mouthguard with cold water before and after each use.
Every few months give your mouthguard a thorough cleaning with either warm soapy water or soaking it in a denture cleaning solution or antibacterial mouthwash. Remember, no hot water or toothpaste!
The mouthguard will lose its close fit if it is subjected to heat. Do not leave it in a hot car and do not wash it in hot water.
Store your mouthguard in its case when not in use (dogs seem to like to chew on unattended mouthguards).
Bring your mouthguard with you to your dental check-ups to ensure it is still in optimal condition.
Replace your mouthguard if it gets damaged, if you lose a tooth or have any major dental treatment.
Children under 18 may need to have new mouthguards fitted each year to take into account changes to their teeth and gums.
Need A Custom Mouthguard?
If you are looking for custom fitted mouthguard, then book an appointment with Meg Bowtell Dentist in Alderley.