Playing sports is a great way to stay fit and healthy and to socialise with others, but pause for a moment to imagine what it would be like if you lost one or two front teeth. Unfortunately, many people suffer dental injuries that knock out or damaged teeth every year which is why a well-fitting mouthguard is a must.
A mouthguard helps to cushion the blow, reducing the risk of chipped, broken or knocked-out teeth as well as injuries to your jaws, lips and tongue. Mouthguards usually cover the upper teeth as these teeth tend to bear the brunt of any injuries because they stick out further. It’s worth wearing a mouthguard if you play contact and non-contact sports where there is any risk of taking a blow to the mouth. Examples of non-contact sports that can cause dental injuries include gymnastics and horse riding.
Woombye Dental can supply you with an affordable custom-made mouthguard that provides the highest level of protection for your teeth and jaws. It will fit tightly yet comfortably over your teeth and is specifically designed to cushion your teeth and jaws. Unlike over-the-counter mouthguards, a custom-made mouthguard will not fall out, and it won’t hinder breathing. Because it’s comfortable to wear, you are far more likely to use it and it’s a great investment in your dental health.