What is it?
Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, are rubber-like and should be custom-made to fit exactly over the teeth and gums. A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic equipment that should be a part of your dental care routine and prevention strategy from an early age.
Some collision and contact sports, such as boxing, cricket, football and rugby are higher-risk sports for the mouth, but any sport or vigorous activity such as skating and gymnastics can lead to a dental injury if not protected.
A mouthguard decreases the risk of damaging or breaking teeth and reduce the danger of dislocating the jaw during sport activity.
What does it involve?
The treatment involves a consultation with your dentist and making a mould of your teeth. The mould is crafted from durable, tasteless and rubber-like material and fitted at your next appointment.
What are the benefits?
- Helps to cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, soft tongue tissue, face or jaw.
- Individually crafted for fit and comfort.
- Teeth are cushioned and protected.
- Not bulky and does not make breathing and talking difficult unlike stock mouthguards.