Why getting your mouthguard from a dentist is important
Many of us have a passion for sports or recreational activities, however with this comes the risk of injury to the facial bones, teeth and temporomandibular joint. These can be damaging both to your teeth and financially. This is why mouthguards are needed for many activities and are compulsory for sports such as football, hockey and boxing. According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), about one-third of traumatic injuries to teeth are sports-related.
A dentally fitted mouthguard is superior to a “boil and bite” type mouth guard as they provide better fit, retention and comfort with no thermal dimensional change. The thickness of the laminate can be changed according to the type of sport or protection needed as well as customised colours provided in a labelled box.
A custom-fitted mouthguard averages around $300, which is a small price to pay to avoid possible future dental injury and hospital fees.
Come into Sparkling Dental to discuss with our team the provision of a custom made mouthguard for you or a family member.