Avoiding dental injuries while playing sports
Updated: Mar 3
Wearing a custom made mouthguard is the best way to protect your teeth while playing sport. An injury to the mouth can result in significant tooth damage and expensive dental treatment. Give yourself or your child the best protection by investing in a custom made mouthguard.
Custom made mouthguards provide a high level of protection and are more comfortable than over the counter alternatives. Our mouthguards fit securely, and they won’t fall out and leave your teeth unprotected during games or training. We offer a great range of colour options and if requested your mouthguard can also be labelled with your name.
If you are interested in finding out what your private health insurance rebate will be, our reception team can give you the item code and fee for you to check with your fund.
Caring for your mouthguard
Clean your mouthguard after every use with a soft toothbrush, toothpaste 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
Bring your mouthguard to all your check-up appointments so your dentist can make sure it still fits properly.
Emergency procedure to save a tooth that has been completely knocked out
Locate the tooth and pick it up by the crown. DO NOT touch the root surface.
If dirty, gently rinse the tooth with milk or the injured person's own saliva. DO NOT use bottled or tap water or chemicals and do not scrub, dry or wrap the tooth.
Position the tooth back in the socket, making sure it is facing the right way round. The sooner the tooth is replaced, the best chance it will have to survive.
Once in place hold the tooth by gently biting down on a soft cloth or tissue, or use aluminium foil or your mouthguard to hold it in place.
If you are unable to position the tooth into the socket, keep it moist by placing it in milk or in the injured person's mouth (next to their cheek).
See your nearest dentist ideally within an hour of the accident.
Important! If it’s a baby tooth DO NOT place it back in.
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