Who should wear a mouthguard?

Anyone who plays a contact sport, or sport where there is risk of accidental injury, should wear a mouthguard. Wearing a well fitting mouthguard prevents or minimises damage to your teeth if you sustain a mouth injury. The damage caused from dental injuries can often require lifelong dental treatment to try and save the damaged tooth/teeth. Custom made mouthguards may seem expensive, but they are much more affordable in comparison to the ongoing expense of treating a dental injury.​ Accidents can also happen during training sessions, so it is important to remember to wear your mouthguard while training as well as playing games.

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Custom made mouthguards

A custom made mouthguard is designed to help absorb the shock of a blow to the jaw and to protect your teeth and soft tissues. Loose fitting over the counter mouthguards are not only uncomfortable, they can easily be dislodged during an accident, leaving your teeth unprotected. Custom made mouthguards offer more protection as they offer more coverage and fit securely. We make what are called ‘articulated mouthguards’ so your lower teeth will sit comfortably against the mouthguard, making it much more comfortable to wear.

How they are made

How they are made

It takes two appointments to create a custom made mouthguard. At the first appointment the dentist will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. At this visit you get to choose what you would like your mouthguard to look like. We have a wide range to choose from including single, double or triple colours and even swirls or sparkles. The dentist will have your custom made mouthguard ready a few days later. Your dentist will ensure the mouthguard is comfortable, fits securely and offers adequate protection.

How often should you replace your mouthguard

Adults should get a few years out of a custom mouthguard, provided it is well cared for. To ensure your mouthguard stays well fitting, make sure you bring it along to all your check-up appointments. Your dentist will check the fit and make adjustments if needed.

Children often need a new mouthguard every season as they are quickly losing baby teeth and growing new adult teeth. If you find your child’s mouthguard is not fitting well, the dentist may be able to make adjustments so it lasts longer.

Caring for your mouthguard

  • Clean your mouthguard after every use with a soft toothbrush, soap and cold water
  • Do not use hot water for cleaning as this will change the shape of your mouthguard
  • After cleaning, let your mouthguard dry thoroughly so it doesn’t become an active breeding ground for bacteria
  • Use the mouthguard box provided for storing your mouthguard, do not store in direct sunlight
  • Bring your mouthguard to all your check-up appointments so your dentist can make sure it still fits properly

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