Take part in sporting activities? — whether you’re playing for a sports team, cycling, horse-riding, or just kicking a ball around you would benefit from a custom made mouth-guard.
Anyone who takes part in sporting activities — whether they’re playing for a sports team, cycling, horse-riding, or just kicking a ball around would benefit from a custom made mouth-guard. The possibility of injury always exists but does this mean your children shouldn’t play sports? Of course not! But it makes sense to learn about the risks involved, and to take appropriate precautions. The most common sports where we tend to see mouth injuries are rugby, boxing, martial arts, mountain biking, volleyball, cricket, football, hockey and basketball.
How prevalent are sports-related dental injuries?
About 80% of all dental injuries affect at least one of the front teeth. Damage to the tongue or cheek is common too, besides the immediate trauma; time can be lost from school or work for sports related injuries and significant costs to treat a missing permanent tooth.
Where there is the slightest possibility of orofacial injury a custom made mouth-guard whenever playing sports is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to reduce the chance of dental injury.
You wouldn’t let your child cycle without a helmet, when top quality sports equipment can run into hundreds of pounds it makes sense to invest in a professionally made custom fitted mouth-guard. It will offer you or your child the maximum protection and a superior level of comfort. Custom made mouth-guards can also prevent damage to the jaw, neck and even the brain – helping to prevent the concussion and damage caused by a heavy blow.
Impressions are made of the teeth and gums and a mould made, then a rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage. There are a wide variety of colours, patterns and designs so you can express your individuality as well as protecting your teeth! They can even have your club or school emblem imprinted into the design or you can even design your own. Younger athletes may need to replace their gum shield more regularly as they are still growing and their shield may become too tight, if this is the case a new one can be made up.