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Australian research has shown that sports injuries account for about one-third of all traumatic injuries to teeth. Failure to wear a custom-made mouthguard can double the risk of damage to teeth from sporting injuries. Over-the-counter mouthguards available through pharmacies are generally ill-fitting and can restrict normal speech and breathing. The best protection is obtained by a custom-fitted mouthguard available through a dentist.
Custom mouthguards are accurately moulded to a person’s teeth and are more comfortable and secure to wear. Investing in a custom mouthguard costs less than a pair of sporting shoes – a small price to pay to avoid the expense and heartache of repairing damaged teeth and gums.
At Sunshine Family Dental, our mouth guards are made out of shock absorbing material. Do consider a mouth guard if you or someone you know participates in contact sports such as: AFL, Football, Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Martial Arts, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Wrestling, Baseball, Basketball, Netball, or any other contact sport.
We stand by the adage of “prevention is better than cure” and encourage the use of a mouthguard with all contact sports.
Call (03) 9312 0263 to arrange custom fitting.