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Mouthguards Perth. If you play fast-active sports involving a ball or fast running, such as boxing, football, rugby, soccer, basketball, cricket, athletics and hockey, to name a few, you will need a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums.
Usually done over two appointments; to take mouth impressions and collection after 7 days
Mouthguards are very important to protect your teeth and gums when you are playing sports. It only takes one second for damage to your teeth and gums, which may involve further extensive treatment to fix. It is important that you custom-made mouthgards, which are made specifically for your teeth to get the maximum protection and comfort.
If you do have an accident, in addition to the trauma, you may require time off from school and work, and may have to pay a significant cost, possibly $20,000 over a lifetime to fix the adult tooth. A custom-made, comfortable mouthguard will reduce the chance of injury to the teeth and gums and keep them safe.
Do I need a mouthguard?
If you play fast-active sports involving a ball or fast running, such as boxing, football, rugby, soccer, basketball, cricket, athletics and hockey, to name a few, you will need a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums. The majority of injuries kids and adults face to their teeth is from their top front teeth.
People who play sports and who don’t wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to have an injury than those who dont.
What Type of Mouthguard Is Best?
There are three different types of mouthguards available?
- An “off-the-shelf” mouthguard. Available at many sporting goods stores, this type comes in a limited range of sizes, and varies widely in quality. The least expensive option, it offers a minimal level of protection that’s probably better than nothing. It generally must be clenched in the mouth, which can make wearing it uncomfortable and cause trouble breathing and speaking.
- The “boil and bite” mouthguard. These are designed to be immersed in hot water, and then formed in the mouth using finger, tongue and bite pressure. When they can be made to fit adequately, they generally offer better protection than the first type—but they may still be uncomfortable, and usually fail to offer full coverage of the teeth.
- A custom-made mouthguard. This is a piece of quality sports equipment that is custom fabricated for your child’s mouth. How? Molds or impressions of your child’s teeth will be made and then tough, resilient, high quality materials are perfectly fitted to that impression. This type of mouthguard offers your child maximum protection and a superior level of comfort — and its cost is quite reasonable.
At the present time, when top-quality sports equipment for kids can run in the hundreds of dollars, it makes more sense than ever to invest in the proven protection of a professionally made, custom-fitted mouthguard.
Better Fit – Better Comfort – Better Protection
How does a custom made mouthguard look like?
Mouthguards are made from a plastic material called Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA). EVA is strong and tough and can be easily moulded to fit precisely over your teeth and gums.
Mouthguards are the most effective protective pieces of equipment to help prevent injury to the mouth – protecting the teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. A mouthguard does not only protect your mouth, it can also cushion blows to the mouth or jaw therefore preventing damage to the jaw, neck or brain.
Having a dentist take special impressions will create a guard to perfectly fit your mouth, teeth and gums, providing ultimate protection. The procedure is very simple; your dentist will take moulds of your teeth both upper and lower. They will be sent to the dental laboratory where our technician will fabricate your custom made guard.
Your sports mouth guard will need replacing over time. Just bring it along to your check-ups and your dentist will inspect it for wear and tear.
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