A mouthguard, custom fitted by your dentist can reduce the risk of dental injuries. Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of dental injuries. A mouthguard should be worn every time you play sport or train so your teeth are protected against dental injuries.
Common dental injuries include:
- Cut Lips
- Cut gums and cheek
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Knocked out teeth
- Broken Jaw
Dentists recommend custom fitted mouthguards as they provide the best protection due to their close fit, comfort and cushioning effect.
Caring for your mouthguard includes:
- Rinsing the mouthguard in warm soapy water (not hot).Air dry only.
- Keep the mouthguard in a well ventilated box when not in use
- Do not leave the mouthguard in direct sunlight or in a closed car as heat can damage it.
- Ask your dentist to inspect your mouthguard at every dental check up.