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What are mouthguards?

Mouthguards are an essential piece of dental equipment in contact sports. Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury should wear a mouthguard.  Mouthguards are for athletes of all ages if you play sports like footy, soccer, rugby, baseball, gymnastics and volleyball to avoid any injuries to the lips, soft mouth tissues, and the tongue, as well as to protect yourself from chipping or breaking your teeth.

A mouthguard is a flexible piece of plastic that fits into the mouth and is effective in moving soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks, especially for those who wear orthodontic appliances. Mouth protectors, which typically cover the upper teeth, can cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth. If you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw, a mouth protector is available for these teeth as well.

Benefits of a custom mouthguard fitted by a dentist

Mouthguards are available in most sport stores. These are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear, but you should be careful when purchasing a mouthguard. This kind of mouthguards may not offer the best level of protection. They are also usually ill-fitting and uncomfortable.

Custom mouthguard fitted by a dentist provides the highest level of comfort and protection. Mouthguards are created with thin plastic that is hardened to protect your teeth. The thinness of the custom mouthguard allows for easy breathing and also allows for easy communication that is critical while playing a sport. A custom made mouthguard is created specifically for the optimal protection of an individual’s mouth.

As a custom made mouthguard is prepared just for you by your dentist, it is usually dearer than the other versions, but it can offer a better protection than anything you can buy off the shelf.

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Our practice is located within close distance to Malvern, Armadale, Windsor, Glen Iris and Caulfield. Our dentists promise to provide you with exceptional care. Contact us or book an online appointment.

Citra Wattletree Dental Practice » Phone: (03) 9500 1211 | Email: wattletree@citra.com.au

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