Sports are awesome fun, and a great way to keep fit and active, but unfortunately, injuries to teeth and gums are quite common. You can reduce your risk of dental injury with a custom-made mouthguard, available for children and adults alike at Innovative Dental.
How does a mouthguard help?
Custom-made mouthguards help cushion contact, greatly reducing the likelihood of broken, chipped, or knocked-out teeth. They also help prevent damage to the gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips.
Studies have shown that athletes who don’t wear mouthguards are up to sixty times more likely to experience dental injuries. Although the risk may be obvious in contact sports such as boxing or football, they also help reduce injuries in other sports such as gymnastics and horse-riding.
How can I get a custom-fitted mouthguard?
Custom-fitting mouthguards offer the highest level of protection and are comfortable to wear. A well-fitting mouthguard should not impede breathing or speech and should not uncomfortably dig into the gums.
At Innovative Dental, the process of creating a custom mouthguard is quick and easy. Dr Naser Eshak will simply take an impression of your teeth using highly advanced 3D modelling technology and our dental laboratory technicians will fabricate it to perfectly fit your mouth.
How often do I need to replace my mouthguard?
Looking after your mouthguard is simple – you just need to thoroughly rinse after use, and brush gently with a bit of toothpaste. Store it in a ventilated container away from direct heat and check it regularly for signs of wear and tear. If you look after your mouthguard, it should last for a long time, although children may need theirs more regularly replaced to accommodate erupting adult teeth and growing jawbones.