You may be aware that a custom made dental mouthguard helps protect against chipped or broken teeth, tooth loss and even jaw fracture but did you know it also protects against cerebral haemorrhage (bleeds in the brain), concussion and neck injuries? Also keeping soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, mouthguards help prevent cutting and bruising of the lips, tongue and cheeks, especially for athletes who wear orthodontic appliances (eg. Braces).
Custom made mouthguards, by virtue of their exact fit, let you talk normally, don’t restrict your breathing and stay firmly in place, allowing you to concentrate on playing the sport you love. You should consider it a mandatory part of your sporting equipment, no matter you age or experience.
*Multiple studies have provided good evidence that wearing a custom made mouthguard has no impact on your performance, strength or speed however this cannot be said for the over-the-counter or ‘boil-or-bite’ mouthguards.
Only a dental professional can design and manufacture a custom-made mouthguard that provides adequate protection. Contact us at Northmead Dental if you want to protect your smile this season.