Accidents in sport and some leisure activities that involve the head can commonly lead to some form of dental injury. Bats, balls, push-bikes, skateboards and physical contact from contact sports can lead to a dental injury?
Mouthguards are compulsory for rugby, Aussie Rules, boxing, soccer and hockey, and a custom fitted mouthguard offers the best comfort and protection.
It’s not only your teeth that can be protected from injury, but other parts of your head and jaw The Australian Dental Association says there are five reasons why you should wear a mouthguard:
- Cushion teeth against impact
- Protect your jaw joint and soft tissue injuries
- Help protect neck and jaw injuries
- Potentially reduce concussions
- Protects soft tissue from injury
The best mouthguard you can have is one that is custom made to fit you by your dentist.
If braces are worn, you still need a mouthguard.
Click here to read five reasons why you should wear a mouthgaurd.