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MOUTHGAURDS

MOUTHGUARDS

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.     

Why dental check ups are so important

Why regular Dental Check ups are so important

A regular dental check up is important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a dental visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dentist. Missing regular dental check ups can often lead to bigger dental problems and more expense. Seeing your dentist twice a year keeps your mouth healthy and easier to maintain.

At your dental check up your dentist will:

  • Check your teeth for cavities
  • May take xrays to detect cavities between your teeth
  • Check your gums are healthy
  • Do a Scale and clean
  • Apply to topical fluoride treatment
  • Advise you on any concerns etc you may have regarding your teeth.  

Your dentist will place you on a 6 monthly recall system to make sure you never forget your dental check ups.

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