Sports and Custom Mouth Guards
Custom sports mouth guards provide invaluable protection to anyone playing a contact or collision sport. At Burpengary Dental we can provide you with a custom mouthguard to suit your needs.
- Provide protection to athletes without causing discomfort.
- Limit the risk of mouth related injuries to the lips, tongue and soft tissues, as well as to the teeth and nerves.
- Custom mouth guards should be kept clean by rinsing and drying after use, and stored in a container away from heat to maintain its shape.
- Custom mouth guards should be reviewed by your dentist once a year to ensure it is still the best possible fit.
What makes custom sports mouth guards more effective than other mouth guards?
Unlike other mouth guards, custom sport mouth guards fit correctly onto the teeth which means that athletes do not need to hold the mouth guard in place. They are also thicker than other mouthguards to provide more support, while still allowing the athlete to talk and breathe comfortably.
How are custom sports mouthguards made?
To make custom sports mouthguards the dentist makes an impression of your mouth and teeth. This impression is then used to form the mouthguard to the correct shape. Custom fitting allows the dentist to accurately assess your mouth and provide the best fit, size, coverage and thickness in a mouthguard made especially for you. Talking to our experienced dentists at Burpengary Dental will allow them to assess what type of mouthguard is best for you and your chosen sport.
Is it worth getting a mouthguard for a child who is losing their baby teeth?
It is always important to protect the mouth during contact or collision sports, even if you are at a stage where you are losing baby teeth. The dentists here at Burpengary Dental will be able to make the mouthguard in a way that will allow you to use it for as long as possible regardless of tooth loss. If this is the case we aim at giving you at least one to two years of use from a correctly fitting mouthguard.
What colours do the mouthguards come in?
You will have the opportunity to choose the colour of your mouthguard. We have a large range of colours available such as fluorescent pink, black, white, blue, clear and yellow.
When should I wear a mouthguard?
A mouthguard should be worn when playing any sport which carries a risk of contact to the face including rugby, boxing, and football. It also includes collision sports such as soccer, hockey, softball etc. Wearing a mouthguard helps to absorb some of the shock experienced by a blow to the face which may have otherwise resulted in an injury to the mouth or jaw.