Sports Mouthguards

Why invest in a custom made sports mouthguard?

Isn’t an over the counter one just as good?

  

Would you play (or let someone you love play) a high contact sport without full head gear including a helmet? Of course not! Safety is always a top priority for those who engage in such sports. So why don’t we always invest in a custom made or bespoke sports mouthguard? …and what about those less intense sports?  

Mouthguards protect against injury to the teeth AND against injury to the jaw.  

The shape and size of each person’s mouth and teeth are different, so only using a one-size-fits-all over the counter mouthguard is not going to give you the protection you need.  

In fact, a poorly fitted mouthguard can cause even MORE damage when hit with an intense force.  

Properly made, a custom-fit mouthguard can not only prevent dental injuries and injuries to the jaw, but also in reducing concussions, pulpal injury and the loss of teeth. Mouthguards are used to relieve the stress concentrated on the teeth by absorbing the shock vibrations that cause injury. 

 

Mouthguards prevent cuts and bruising during impact. 

Mouthguards prevent tooth fractures or dislocations by cushioning the teeth. 

Both upper and lower teeth are protected from contact with each other. 

The lower jaw is protected so impact does not fracture or damage the bone. 

Mouthguards help reduce injury to the brain. Without a mouthguard, the force that hits the mouth can cause the jaws to violently jar together which can result in a concussion. 

Mouthguards are used as a preventative measure against neck injuries. 

Mouthguards help athletes feel more comfortable and protected. 

 

We are all aware that sports injuries can cause lasting damage.  

It’s not just the possibility of losing a tooth either, some jaw/neck injuries can prevent an athlete from ever playing sports again.  

This isn’t just for professional players either! 

People who engage in High School and College sports are just as likely to get a facial injury as a professional. A properly fitted mouthguard is going to reduce the opportunity for injury and the severity of injury. 

 

 

WHO SHOULD INVEST IN A BESPOKE SPORTS MOUTHGUARD? 

We recommend that athletes who engage in these sports wear a custom mouthguard: 

Basketball 

Boxing 

Hockey 

Football 

Gymnastics 

Ice hockey 

Lacrosse 

Martial Arts 

Rugby 

Volleyball 

Wrestling 

 

A properly made mouthguard covers and protects all the teeth and has an adequate amount of thickness to cushion the jaw. There is ample room between the top and bottom teeth so that if someone is hit in an upwards motion, the teeth are not forced together. It should also protect the front teeth from a frontal blow that can knock the teeth out. It should easily stay in place without much movement, and it should feel comfortable in the mouth while wearing it. 

HOW DO I GET ONE? 

We will take a mold of your teeth and mouth and create a mouthguard specifically for you.  

Mouthguards for children will have to be replaced often as they grow.  

Even adults need to change their mouthguards regularly so that they have maximum protection.  

The mouthguard can grow weak over time/after much use, so replacing the mouthguard ensures proper protection. When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. 

 

Oral injury is not something to leave to chance. Yes, you may play over 100 games without incident, but it only takes one time of getting hit the wrong way and you can have a permanent injury. If you need help with getting yourself or your child a custom made sports mouthguard, contact us, and we will be happy to help. 

Want to Book an Appointment?

 

To book an appointment:

email hello@dentalhygienestudio.co.uk