At Dental Image Therapy Centres, we make custom-fitted mouthguards, so your teeth and mouth are protected on the field, rink, ring, pitch or wherever you’re playing.
A mouthguard (also known as a sports guard and mouth protector) is a soft plastic or laminate material designed to protect your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue from oral injuries. Injuries can include chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, root damage to the teeth as well as fractured jaws.
It’s important to wear a mouthguard, especially when playing sports like football, hockey and boxing, where collision and risk of injuries are likely. A study from the National Centre for Biotechnology states that 75 per cent of the injuries occurred during a sport while not wearing mouthguards and of this total, 40 per cent occurred during baseball and basketball (sports that mouthguards are not typically worn).
A mouthguard is essential for every athlete. Regardless of the type of mouthguard, all mouthguards should be resilient, tear-resistant and comfortable. It should fit comfortably in your mouth and not restrict your speech or breathing.
The different types of mouthguards available are:
After wearing your mouthguard, clean it with cool water and use your toothbrush and mild soap to eliminate the bacteria that may develop during usage. Rinse your mouthguard and place it in a container until the next time you’re facing your next opponent.
Be sure to visit our Dental Image Therapy Centres clinics located at St. Vital Centre and Garden City Shopping Centre for your custom-fitted mouthguard, or if you have any questions about sports and how to protect your teeth and mouth before your next match. Make sure to book your regular checkup and cleanings, too. We’re more than happy to help with your dental needs.
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