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Why Do you Need a Mouthguard?

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Why Do you Need a Mouthguard?

denturecareclinicadmin | May 6, 2019 | 0 comments

Together with the excitement of participation and enjoyment of playing various contact sports such as Soccer, Football, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Martial Arts, Wrestling, Gymnastics etc so are also the unfortunate risks of dental injuries. Every year thousands of people, including children, are treated for dental injuries that could have been avoided or minimised by wearing a protective, custom-fitted mouthguard. Research shows that only 36% of children in sport aged 5-17 wear a mouthguard and Adults 15%. These figures are alarming when you know the risks.

Do Custom Made Mouthguards give more Protection?

Damaged or knocked out teeth, broken jaws and cut lips can be sustained when playing many type of contact sports. Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard helps to absorb and spread the impact of a blow to your face, which might otherwise result in an injury to your mouth or jaw. Ready-made mouthguards purchased from a Pharmacy are not adapted to the player’s teeth and due to the bulkiness of the mouthguard are uncomfortable and have a tendency to be loose and ill-fitting.