Who needs a mouth guard?
A properly fitted mouth guard is an important piece of sports gear. It cushions blows that might otherwise cause broken teeth, and injuries to the lips, tongue, face and jaw.
Sports this is appropriate for include:
- Any other sports were you might receive a possible blow to the mouth.
What will the dentist do?
- The dentist will make a mould of your upper teeth from which a model of your teeth is made.
- A custom-made mouth guard is then made at the laboratory.
- The dentist then fits the mouth guard.
Caring for your mouth guard:
- Before and after each use, rinse it with cold water or mouth rinse.
- Occasionally clean the mouth guard in a cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
- Place the mouth guard in a firm, perforated container to store or transport it. This permits air circulation and helps to prevent damage.
- To minimise distortion, avoid high temperatures, such as hot water, hot surfaces or direct sunlight.
What are the benefits?
- Custom made mouth guard are close fitting, comfortable and will offer you the greatest protection against accidental injury to you mouth.
- Wearing a mouth guard can prevent both the pain of an injury and the need for costly treatment following an injury.