Many sports have risk of contact and therefore serious dental injury. These sorts of injuries are often difficult to treat, and often involve a lifetime of expense.
Mouthguards can protect you from some serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws,
fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cut lips and tongues.
You don’t just have to be playing obvious contact sports like rugby union, rugby league, AFL, hockey and boxing to sustain those kinds of injuries. Even non-contact sports like cricket, basketball, netball, touch football, skateboarding and soccer, carry a real risk of accidental collision resulting in dental trauma.
A custom-fit mouthguard 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 dentist. Mouthguards that are made by your dentist are specially designed to fit the exact contours of your mouth and are resilient, balance your bite and allow for speech and normal breathing. If properly used, stored and checked by your dentist each year, a custom-fit mouthguard can last several seasons.
Earlier this month Queen Street Dental visited St Peter’s Lutheran College for a mouthguard clinic Dr Morton organised with the sports department.
Greg has seen firsthand the damage that can be caused when mouthguards have not been worn while playing contact sport. Greg was happy to volunteer his time to ensure that students at St Peters have access to the highest quality custom-fit mouthguard, increasing the enjoyment of their sport.
Let us know when you are booking your next appointment if you need a mouthguard and we can allow time for the dentist to make a full assessment and take impressions. All our mouthguards are made by a technician in our on-site lab allowing for quicker turn around times.