mouthguards for sport
Did you know that following injury, teeth are one part of the body least able to repair themselves?
In older children and adults, sports injuries are common and about 80% of all dental injuries affect at least one of the front teeth. Dentists estimate that up to 39% of dental injuries occur while playing sports.
How do mouthguards work?
A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage. Unlike shop bought mouthguards where one size fits all, here at Hollins Dental we take an impression in your mouth which creates a model of your teeth and gums thus allowing an individual and accurate fit.
- PROTECTION – Reduces injury, maximum impact protection
- COMFORT – Superior comfort, natural and secure fit
- OXYGEN – Mouthguard will not impede speech or breathing
Why wear a mouthguard?
Athletes who use mouthguards are less at risk of serious injury following a blow to the face. Many sports organisations, clubs and schools have made it compulsory for athletes to use mouthguards, ensuring that they are protected against injury at all times.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes cricket, boxing, hockey and football – which can all cause broken teeth or dislocated jaws. A custom fitted mouthguard will help protect against these events.
Bite-Raising Appliance – Why do I need this appliance?
When the appliance is worn over the lower teeth it prevents your teeth meeting together and therefore helps stop you grinding your teeth when asleep. This reduces jaw clenching and thus helps relieve the pain you have been experiencing in your jaw joints and in your facial muscles. The device can also prevent cracking or fracturing of teeth as a result of tooth clenching and grinding.
We can make you a custom – made mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums
Do you know a blow to the face can send shockwaves through the skull, fracturing the front teeth, while other, more severe injuries can result in serious trauma such as concussion, jaw and gum damage?
Athletes who use mouthguard’s are at less risk of serious injury, that’s why many sports organisations, clubs and schools have made it compulsory to use mouthguard’s.