Many sports have some degree of risk of contact which leads to serious dental injuries. These sorts of injuries are often difficult to treat, and often involves a lifetime of expense. A mouthguard aims to protect you in these situations.
What is a mouthguard?
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) recommends custom-fitted mouthguards as these provides the most effective protection.
Custom fitted mouthguards works by absorbing and spreading the impact of the damaging blow, and is fabricated based on an impression of your teeth and jaw taken by your practitioner. Mouthguards that are custom fitted is far superior to an over the counter mouthguard because its specially designed to fit the exact contours of your mouth, is resilient, balances your bite and allows speech and normal breathing.
A custom made mouthguard should:
1) Fit snugly and be comfortable
2) Allow normal breathing and swallowing
3) Allow the wearer to speak
4) Be odourless and tasteless
5) Be thick enough (4mm) to provide protection against impact
How to care for your mouthguard
Take the mouthguard to your dental visit to ensure it still fits correctly. A mouthguard may need to be replaced as changes occur in your mouth, such as the eruption of permanent teeth or fillings.
To keep your mouthguard in good working order, you will need to keep it out of the sun, wash it in cold water after use, keep on the supplied mouthguard box.
Once in a while, clean it with soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
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