A mouthguard is a plastic device that you put into your mouth to protect your teeth when you are playing a sport. If there is a risk of injury when you are playing a sport, you require a mouthguard. From little children to adults and all the people in between, require a mouthguard. Wear your mouthguard during training as well. Incidents of hitting the teeth do not only occur during a game!! There can be a cut to your lips and cheeks, broken teeth, concussion, neck injuries, knocked-out teeth and injuries to your jaw bones or joints when playing the sport that you have chosen.
If you play contact sport it’s vital that you protect your teeth and jaw from injury. At Direct Denture Care, our qualified dental technicians can custom design a mouthguard to fit your mouth perfectly.
By having a mouthguard professionally fitted, it will greatly reduce the chances of tooth damage or painful laceration of lips and mouth. Mouthguards also assist in absorbing the impact which may cause a broken jaw or even concussion, plus breathing is not difficult when wearing a mouthguard.
Our mouthguards are comfortable, easy to wear and offer superior teeth protection, even for children’s teeth. Children are particularly vulnerable to sporting injury and parents should insist on the best possible protection.
Mouthguards are made from heavy duty, flexible, hard-wearing vinyl or laminates. Various mouthguard colours are available and can be custom made to suit your teeth.If you have lost your natural teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease or injury, you may require dentures. Dentures are generally made from lifelike resin teeth bonded to a plastic base. A denture can be custom made to match your natural teeth.
Mouthguards are suitable for a range of contact sports including:
- Collision Sports
- Incidental Contact Sports
Injury to your face is severely reduced if a mouthguard is worn.
Remember that just brushing and flossing doesn’t protect your teeth. A custom made mouthguard will do the trick. A Dental Prosthetist will take an impression of your mouth, a mould is taken of the impression and a mouthguard is made from the mould. Usually, the Dental Prosthetist will give you a copy of the mould along with the mouthguard just in case you lose the mouthguard. It is easier for the Dental Prosthetist to make another new mouthguard for you without taking an impression. A rule of thumb is that you get a mouthguard each year that you play a sport.
A custom made mouthguard makes it easier for you to talk, is more comfortable than other types of mouthguards that you purchase and make yourself. It is also stronger, the best fit to your mouth and better protection. The mouthguard is made by your Dental Prosthetist, usually within 24 hours and prevents the severity of your injury.
No referral is required when you visit a Dental Prosthetist.
Direct Denture Care has two clinics located in Balcatta and Hillarys WA. Please call 9440 1540 to make an appointment.
Mouthguards are subject to generous rebates for eligible patients covered under Dental Health Funds. At both clinics, Direct Denture Care have a fee of $120 for a mouthguard.
With care and protection, natural teeth should last a lifetime, but they require all the help they can get. So please, look after them carefully, and give your teeth a sporting chance. Wear a mouthguard