Sports Guards

Many Australians have a passion for sport, whether it’s playing footy or netball, skateboarding in a bowl, or cycling on a long, open road. There’s a thrill that appeals to sport lovers, but the spills can be devastating. Whether it’s a collision on the field, a tumble on a street or equipment failure – the risk of contact to the face and teeth is an ever-present danger. To minimise this risk, it’s a good idea to wear a mouth guard.

Sports Guards

Many Australians have a passion for sport, whether it’s playing footy or netball, skateboarding in a bowl, or cycling on a long, open road. There’s a thrill that appeals to sport lovers, but the spills can be devastating. Whether it’s a collision on the field, a tumble on a street or equipment failure – the risk of contact to the face and teeth is an ever-present danger. To minimise this risk, it’s a good idea to wear a mouth guard.

What Is Sports Mouth Guard?

Sports mouth guard is an appliance worn over your teeth that protects them from blows to the face and head. Mouth guard is an important piece of athletic equipment for anyone participating in a sport that involves falls, body contact or flying equipment.This includes football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding,gymnastics, mountain biking any activity that might result in an injury to the mouth. Mouth guards typically cover the upper teeth, and are designed to protect against broken teeth, cut lips and other damage to your mouth.

How Does a sport mouth Guard work?

A custom-fitted sport mouth guard works by absorbing and spreading the impact of the damaging blow. It is fabricated based on an impression of your teeth and jaw taken by your dentist.

A mouth guard that is custom-fitted by your dentist is far superior to an over-the-counter mouth guard because it’s specially designed to fit the exact contours of your mouth, is resilient, balances your bite and allows speech and normal breathing. If properly used, stored, and checked by your dentist every year, a custom-fitted mouth guard should last several seasons.

In contrast, self-fitted, over-the-counter mouth guards, commonly known as boil-and-bite mouth guards, should not be used. They do not protect the teeth, are loosely fitted, impede breathing and speaking, and can even wedge in the back of the throat at impact which could be life threatening.

The Process

It takes 10 minutes to take an impression for your custom-fitted sport mouth guard and that’s it! You can pick your sport mouth guard in a few days!

How to care for your mouth guard?

  • tooth Clean your mouth guard in warm soapy water (not hot) after every time you wear it to prevent the build-up of bacteria.
  • tooth Store your mouth guard in a plastic container that has several holes so it can be dried completely, this will prevent the bacterial growth.
  • tooth Do not leave you mouth guard in direct sunlight or in a car, as heat can warp it out of shape.
  • tooth Do not chew on the edges, twist or bend your mouth guard as this can alter its shape and prevent it from fitting snugly over your teeth and reduce its effectiveness.

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