A mouthguard is a removable rubber or polyvinyl shield worn over your teeth, most commonly the upper teeth, to protect the teeth and jaws from traumatic injury during sporting activities. Teeth are at risk of damage when playing sport and can result in long and potentially expensive treatment to restore them to normal function and appearance.
Mouthguards provide a valuable layer of protection for your teeth during physical activities that carry a risk of dental injury. A custom fitted mouthguard, provides a custom fit that gives a high level of both protection and comfort for patients. The precise fit of our custom mouthguards covers all teeth with the correct amount of protection while fitting snugly into position, preventing the mouthguard from moving around in the mouth or falling out. A custom fitted mouthguard is a small investment that will help ensure the health of your teeth and reduce the risk of dental injury during physical activity.
To make a mouthguard an impression is taken and the dental technician will fabricate a mouth guard in your colour of choice. Mouthguards require periodic replacement, and the dentist will inform you when this may need to occur.
To care for your mouthguard, it should be rinsed in cold, soapy water after use. They can be disinfected occasionally with a mild disinfectant solution or mouth rinse. A mouthguard should be stored clean and dry in a plastic container ready for its next use. As mouthguards can distort under higher temperatures, they should be kept in a cool place, not in the back of a hot car on a sunny day.