It is this time of year that winter sports restart. You turn up to the first training session only to discover that the kids or your mouthguard are uncomfortable or no longer fit.
I am always amazed at the number of people I see taking to the sporting field each week, who are not wearing a mouthguard or their mouthguard is so uncomfortable that they spend the whole game chewing on the mouthguard instead of wearing it properly so it can protecting their teeth.
About 1/3 of all dental injuries that we see could have been prevented by wearing a mouthguard and around 70% of those dental injuries are to people under 25 years old so it is especially important for children to wear them.
A custom mouthguard is the most important piece of sporting equipment. Make sure you wear it at all times, playing a game or at training.
Dental injuries can be painful, disfiguring and expensive to treat. They can result in time off from work or school to recover and lengthy (expensive) dental treatments
🎯 If your mouthguard is uncomfortable it needs to be replaced.
🎯 Children should have mouthguards replaced every 12-18 months as their mouths are growing and changing so much each year.
🎯 Custom Mouthguards can be made with allowances for braces or for growing teeth.
If you play a sport where there is a risk of collision or contact to the face then you should definitely be wearing a mouthguard at these times. Sports such as Rugby League, Rugby Union, Hockey, AFL and boxing are a no brainer.
Some other sports that we usually consider as non-contact sports can also have a risk of a collision and so a mouthguard should be considered. These sports can include cricket, soccer, basketball, netball and touch football. More and more professionals in these sports are starting to see the advantages of wearing mouthguards especially during rougher games.
The cost of an injury to your teeth or jaw far exceeds the cost of a custom mouthguard.
Common dental injuries include: Cut Lips Cut Gum Cut Cheeks Cuts to the tongue or face Chipped Teeth Broken Teeth Knocked Out Teeth Broken Jaw
To take care of your mouthguard you should clean it after each use with a small amount of toothpaste.
Allow it to airdry and store in a cool place in a well ventilated container.
Do not keep your mouthguard in the car. The heat of the car will affect the fit of your mouthguard over time. A dentist should check your mouthguard every 12 months to check the fit of the mouthguard, and to make sure it is still in good condition.
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